Sunday, July 27, 2008

Angel Oak endangered


A couple of months ago, I wrote about the Angel Oak, a gigantic oak tree in South Carolina. A local resident found it and left this comment:

I live near this tree and, no, you hve to see it in person to understand how big she is. Did you also realize she is in danger? The City of Charleston and Mayor Riley have approved a development on 3 sides of her small park. This development includes 600 "low end housing units" and commercial/retail space. We feel this drastic change in her environment could eventually kill her. Please sign our petition.

I'm not sure if my vote counts, seeing as I'm not a Charleston resident. But I signed it anyway.

I am not a South Carolina resident but I have seen the Angel Oak in pictures. Even there, the Angel Oak looks majestic. I would like to see it in person someday. Please take all the necessary steps to ensure that your treasure survives, for all the future generations of men and women, not just of South Carolina or the United States, but of the world.