Smythe Lake Park Trees


Daniel Island’s beautiful Smythe Park is named in honor and memory of Henry Buist Smythe (1920-2002), who served as the primary legal counsel for the late Henry F. Guggenheim. Mr. Smythe spent many days during his lifetime hunting dove and deer on these lands. He also worked closely with Guggenheim on his purchase of Daniel Island – and later played a pivotal role in ensuring the island’s present-day development stayed true to Guggenheim’s values and ideals.

The Live Oaks present here, some of them dating back more than 200 years, add to the park’s majesty and grandeur. There are a total of 73 Live Oaks in this area, including 5 Centenarian level trees (over 16′), 15 Evergreen level trees (12′ to 16′), and 18 Acorn level trees (8′ – 12′).

“The Paternite Oak”

Tree SPL-1

Circumference:      12′

Canopy: 66′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7526

Adopted

Ginny & Carl Paternite

A strong marriage, like a Grand Oak, stands the test of time. Dedicated by Carl & Ginny Paternite for 45 years of marriage, May 2, 2015.

Tree SLP-2

Circumference: 13′ 11″

Canopy: 76′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7527

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-3

Circumference: 11′ 3″

Canopy: 51′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7528

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-4

Circumference: 11′ 6″

Canopy: 69′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7529

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“Arges”

Tree SLP-5

Circumference: 11′ 9″

Canopy: 114′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7530

Adopted by 

The Bush Family – Jeff, Beth, Allyson & Cameron

This tree has a “Cyclops” eye. According to Greek Mythology, a Cyclops named “Arges” (which means “brightness”) added the bolt to Zeus’ thunderbolt. He is known for his strength and giant size. 

“The Lawson Rice Heritage Oak”

Tree SLP-6

Circumference: 14′ 4″

Canopy: 93′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7531

Adopted by

Brenda Rice Thorn

In honor of my Native American Heritage.

Tree SLP-7

Circumference: 10′ 9″

Canopy: 74′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7426

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-8

Circumference: 12′ 8″

Canopy: 63′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7425

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-9

Circumference: 11′ 7″

Canopy: 80′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7424

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“The Elizabeth Hamilton Smith Oak”

Tree SLP-10

Circumference: 13′ 8″

Canopy: 65′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7423

Adopted by

The Noell Smith Family

Tree SLP-11

Circumference: 12′ 7″

Canopy: 68′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7422

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-12

Circumference:     11′ 1″

Canopy: 66′ 6″

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7421

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“The Sara Legare Smith Oak”

Tree SLP-13

Circumference: 20′

Canopy: 84′ 6″

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7420

Adopted by

The Noell Smith Family

“The Bark Oak”

Tree SLP-14

Circumference:    21′ 10″

Canopy: 100′

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7419

Adopted by

The Daniel Island Animal Hospital

“Ronku Miatorwo”

(“Remember Our People”)

Tree SLP-15

Circumference:    13′ 4″

Canopy: 80′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7418

Adopted by

Dolores Kemp

In memory of James & Carrie Cruse, my grandparents.

“The David & Karen Daniell Heritage Oak”

Tree SLP-16

Circumference: 17′ 1″

Canopy: 83′

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7417

Adopted by

David and Karen Daniell

Robert Daniell is David’s 5th Great Grandfather

In honor of our grandchildren.

“The Daniel Island Garden Club Oak”

Tree SLP-17

Circumference: 14′ 8″

Canopy: 80′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member # 7532

Adopted by

The Garden Club of Daniel Island

“Love is flower-like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.”

S.T. Coleridge

“The Thompson Seafarer Oak”

Tree SLP-18

Circumference: 31′ 5″

Canopy: 96′

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7533

Adopted by 

Walter Thompson Thorn

Honoring three generations of Thompson sea captains.

Tree SLP-19

Circumference: 12′ 2″

Canopy: 71′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7534

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“Stella”

Tree SLP-20

Circumference: 9′ 5″

Canopy: 72′ 5″

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7535

Adopted by The Ranson Family

“Grandpa Jim”

Tree SLP-21

Circumference: 11′ 6″

Canopy: 84′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7536

Adopted by

Stephanie & Dave Iauco

Dedicated to the memory of James Alfred Posthauer…Grandpa Jim to 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

“The Sudzina Family Legacy Oak”

Tree SLP-22

Circumference: 12′ 7″

Canopy: 71′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7537

Adopted by

Mary & Mike Sudzina

Honoring our past generations…celebrating our future generations.

Tree SLP-23

Circumference: 9′

Canopy: 82′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7538

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-24

Circumference: 10′ 5″

Canopy: 73′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7539

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-25

Circumference: 9′

Canopy: 70′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7540

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-26

Circumference: 8′ 3″

Canopy: 81′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7541

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“Little Dipper”

Tree SLP-27

Circumference: 10′ 11″

Canopy: 71′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7542

Adopted by 

The Ranson Family

“The Proposal Oak”

Tree SLP-28

Circumference: 9′ 1″

Canopy: 72′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7543

Adopted by

Dorothy & Jim Cantwell

Under this live oak, Jim proposed and Dorothy said, Yes!

Tree SLP-29

Circumference: 9′ 3″

Canopy: 58′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7544

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-30

Circumference: 8′ 9″

Canopy: 64′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7545

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“Heart of Oak”

Tree SLP-31

Circumference: 11′ 6″

Canopy: 98′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7546

Adopted by 

Ruth & Lee Thorpe

Tree SLP-32

Circumference: 12′ 9″

Canopy: 74′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7547

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-33

Circumference: 12′ 7″

Canopy: 101′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7548

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

Tree SLP-34

Circumference: 11′ 9″

Canopy: 65′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7549

AVAILABLE for ADOPTION

“The Seven Oaks Landmark Oak”

Tree SLP-35

Circumference: 15′ 8″

Canopy: 81′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7489

Adopted by

Nichole & Dan Orvin

Honoring Philip Simmons

“The Ella Sinclair Orvin Oak”

Tree SLP-36

Circumference: 15′ 8″

Canopy: 69′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7488

Adopted  by

Nichole & Dan Orvin

In honor of our daughter

“The Clifton Miles Orvin Oak”

Tree SLP-37

Circumference: 18′

Canopy: 82′

Centenarian

Live Oak Society Member #7487

Adopted by

Nichole & Dan Orvin

In honor of our son

“The Daniel Turner Orvin Oak”

Tree SLP-38

Circumference: 13′ 3″

Canopy: 96′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7486

Adopted by 

Nichole & Dan Orvin

In honor of our son

Smythe Park Tree Map