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Bonnie Ballentine
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I used a template but I have changed it so much…you would hardly recognize the original template. Template by Miss Fish, Left and Right 1_03. The signs read in part:

I am old, as old as can be,

I am estimated to be 400 years old you see

I’ve got to be very attractive

Because the surveillance on me is active;


My limbs are hollowed but you can’t

tell, because my bark keeps me looking well;


I don’t like it when you lean, pull, sit,

Stand or climb on me, also your purses,

Cameras or anything that would damage me;


I ask you just admire and let me be!


I want to live as much as 900 years

Because that is my life expectancy.

So you can gently rub me, you can

Gently hug me, you can gently kiss me,

And if you try to do anything else I’ve

Got someone who will tell you!



The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be 300-400 years old. The life expectancy of an oak is approximately 500-700 years. An oak rots from the inside and is fragile as it becomes older.

Tree height: 65′

Circumference: 25.5 feet

Area of shade: 17, 000 square feet

Largest limb: circumference, 11.25 feet/length 89 feet”

The Angel Oak is on St. John’s Island in South Carolina, my home state.