Here’s an excerpt from photographer Jack Gescheidt’s blog. Have a look at the trailer for his ‘Out on a Limb’ film here:
Join the next TreeSpirit photo event in May: save a forest and The Angel Oak Tree
|The Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC – threatened by development – photo by Jack Gescheidt|
Dear friends of trees,
The next large group TreeSpirit photo event will be held in May 2011. Email me now to join the guest list for the exact date and time of this event: CLICK HERE As always, people of all ages, sizes, shapes and ethnicities are welcomed and appreciated. The only requirement, what ties us always together, are our open hearts and affection for trees and nature. See dozens of previous TreeSpirit Project photographs here: http://www.TreeSpiritProject.com.
We’ll join together on rural Johns Island, SC (near Charleston) to make art that can help a community save thousands of trees—and one giant, ancient tree, hundreds of years old: The Angel Oak Tree. A development project would cut down the 40-acre forest surrounding the Angel Oak on 3 sides—and fill in a wetlands—to erect 600 housing units local citizens don’t want or need.
Google the famous “Angel Oak Tree” to see hundreds more photos of this ancient southern live oak, evidence of how many Americans have visited her…and felt moved to make and share photos of their own.