River Landing Drive Median Trees


The Live Oak trees that line River Landing Drive’s center median are among the most striking on Daniel Island and provide a picturesque corridor down to the Wando River waterfront. This area is located adjacent to the site of Robert Daniell’s homesite.

We have created adoption designation levels for each tree based on its circumference. Trees that are between 8′ and 12′ are ACORNS ($75 donation); trees between 12′ and 16′ are EVERGREENS ($100 donation); and trees 16′ and over are CENTENARIANS ($150 donation).
The minimum circumference requirement for registration with the national Live Oak Society is 8 feet.

 

“The Giving Tree”

Tree RL-1

Circumference: 9′ 5″

Canopy: 71′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7445

Dedicated by the Daniel Island Historical Society in loving memory of Bob Sauer,  a former DIHS board member who shepherded the organization’s “Honoring Our Living History: Live Oak Campaign” with the utmost care and compassion.

Bob always believed that trees gave us each such incredible gifts. He especially loved the poem, “Advice from a Tree,” which so perfectly expresses his kinship with our island’s oldest “living residents.” With the words of this poem in mind, we dedicate “The Giving Tree” to our dear friend, Bob. May it remind us of the many gifts he shared with our community – and may his love of the trees continue to inspire us all.

 

“Captain Joe”

Tree RL-2

Circumference: 10′ 2″

Canopy: 75′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7446

Adopted by:

Don and Deborah Haven

In honor of Captain Joseph Delpino

 

“The Grandchildren Oak”

Tree RL-3

Circumference: 12′ 1″

Canopy: 92′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7447

Adopted by 

Kandy & Bill Higley

In honor of our grandchildren – Sam, Grace, and Jane Berglin, and Max and Maddie Kurilla – who enjoyed playing at Children’s Park (now known as Waterfront Park).

 

“The Rotarian Oak”

Tree RL-4

Circumference: 19′ 9″

Canopy: 93′

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7448

Adopted by

Rotary Club of 

Daniel Island

“The Gullah Celebration Oak”

Circumference: 11′ 2″

Canopy: 101′ 5″

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7449

Adopted by

The Daniel Island Historical Society

In honor of Jonathan Green, a native of South Carolina and an artist of international renown. Inspired by his Gullah heritage, Mr. Green’s work illuminates the daily routines, special occasions, and spiritual rituals of the Gullah people. Like this mighty oak, his art truly invokes a sense of history and place.

 

“The Governor Robert Daniell Oak”

Tree RL-6

Circumference: 21′ 10″

Canopy: 107′

CENTENARIAN

Live Oak Society Member #7450

Adopted by:

David & Karen Daniell

In honor of David’s 5th great grandfather, the namesake of Daniel Island.

Tree RL-7

Circumference: 13′ 1″

Canopy: 64′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7451

On HOLD

Tree RL-8

Circumference: 11′ 2″

Canopy: 57′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7452

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

To adopt this tree, please make note of the tree # at the top of this listing (above the circumference and canopy measurements) and send an email to dihistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

 

Tree RL-9

Circumference: 11′ 3″

Canopy: 66′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7453

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

To adopt this tree, please make note of the tree # at the top of this listing (above the circumference and canopy measurements) and send an email to dihistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

 

“Foxwood”

Tree RL-10

Circumference: 15′ 5″

Canopy: 77′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7454

Adopted by

Ron Magnusson

The “For Ever More” Oak

Circumference: 14′ 4″

Canopy: 76′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7455

Adopted by

Sara & Ed Cooper

In honor of our children.

“Breezy”

Tree RL-12

Circumference: 14′ 3″

Canopy: 78′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7456

Adopted by

Shannon Elarton

Tree RL-13

Circumference: 13′ 1″

Canopy: 59′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7457

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

To adopt this tree, please make note of the tree # at the top of this listing (above the circumference and canopy measurements) and send an email to dihistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

 

“The Lowcountry Explorers’ Oak”

Tree RL-14

Circumference: 9′ 10″

Canopy: 61′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7458

In honor of the Lowcountry Explorers, a group that operated on Daniel Island for more than 16 years with a mission to explore places and experiences that make our region so special. This tree is dedicated with heartfelt thanks to all who made this group possible, and for your generous support of the Daniel Island Historical Society

 

 

Tree RL-15

Circumference: 9′ 1″

Canopy: 62′

Acorn

Live Oak Society Member #7459

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

To adopt this tree, please make note of the tree # at the top of this listing (above the circumference and canopy measurements) and send an email to dihistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

 

Pat’s Tree

Circumference: 13′ 7″

Canopy: 77′ 6″

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7460

Adopted by

Brenda J. Cook Real Estate, Inc.

In memory of Pat Stuckart.

The “Never Never Quit” Oak

Circumference: 13′ 6″

Canopy: 67′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7461

Adopted by

Brenda J. Cook Real Estate, Inc.

In honor of Brenda and Peyton Cook…52 years of marriage, plus Rudy.

The “Cook Grands” Oak

Circumference: 13′ 2″

Canopy: 63′

Evergreen

Live Oak Society Member #7462

Adopted by

Brenda J. Cook Real Estate, Inc.

In honor of Erica, J.D., Bailey & Lilly”

River Landing Drive Median Trees Map