Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, SC

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#1)  Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, SC

Postby bbeduhn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:25 pm

Charles Towne Landing is the site of the first settlement in Charleston.  Today, it is run by the county as a park. It features a replica 18th Century ship, an old armory, and a native zoo, in addition to a visitor center, event space and a 1930's house.  The land had been used as a plantation but that house is no longer extant.

Much of the land is open or with fairly young forest growth. The live oaks are, for the most part, modest, with a few exceptions. Slash pine is abundant by the visitor center. The forest has a little more age and height along the approach road. I didn't measure any trees for height.

live oak

live A.jpg
live B 3.jpg
live B 21 10-2.jpg
live C 3.jpg

A guy driving an oversized golf cart limo gave my girls and myself a quick tour of the big trees. He pointed out an avenue of live oaks and asked me how old I thought they were. I said definitely less than 100 years, likely about 75. It turns out that this allee was planted in 1942, by German and Japanese prisoners-of-war.

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#2)  Re: Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, SC

Postby Larry Tucei » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:56 am

Brian-  I'll add that 21 footer to the listing.  You would think that there would be many really large trees in your region. I would guess most of the larger ones were cut long ago during the hey day of shipbuilding.   Larry
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