Live oaks with broad, lumbering branches and beards of Spanish moss are a common sight in South Carolina’s coastal area. The tree’s resistance to wind and sea spray buffer the coast from seasonal hurricanes. Live oak wood is resistant to disease and decay, making it the material of choice for shipbuilders of the 17th - 19th centuries. Many of our live oaks may have "seen" those shipbuilding eras - the tree can live over a thousand years!
Land - Live Oak | A Natural State - Episode 10