Malkoff's Angel Oak and Ole Oak Now Available as Gicleé Editions
THE RETURN OF TWO GRAND OAKS OF THE SOUTH
|The Ole Geneva Oak (The Constution Oak)
Both the Ole Oak, also known as the Geneva Oak and Constitution Oak, and the Angel Oak have been long out of print in the smaller-sized limited edition. To this day, both of these prints remain among the most popular of the Malkoff trees and have become truly collector prints.
The Ole Oak
Located in southeastern Alabama, Geneva County is home to Constitution Oak — more often called Ole Geneva Oak — believed to the largest and one of the oldest oak trees in the state. The town of Geneva is settled at the junction of the Choctawhatchee River and Pea River. Not far away is this imposing oak which has served as a backdrop to scores of weddings and community events and was one of the first subjects of nature artist Stephen Malkoff.
|Unframed Edition - 19.5” x 30” $395 | Carved Tree Bark Frame - 29” x 40” $595
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|The Angel Oak
Johns Island (Charleston), South Carolina
The Angel Oak
The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be at least 400 and possibly up to 1400 years old. It stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. in length. Angel Oak was the 210th tree to be registered with the Live Oak Society.
The tree stands on land that was part of Abraham Waight's 1717 land grant.
The oak derives its name from the estate of Justis and Martha Angel, and local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as Angels around the tree.
Despite the popular belief that the Angel Oak is the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River, there are many bald cypress trees throughout the south which are many hundreds of years older.
The Angel Oak was damaged severely during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but has since recovered.
The City of Charleston has owned the tree and surrounding park since 1991.
Unframed Edition - 19.5” x 30” $395 | Carved Tree Bark Frame - 29” x 40” $595