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Legacy Live Oaks

The Gift That Lasts... A Legacy Live Oak planted in honor of your friend or family member.


Live oaks draped in Spanish moss are one of Edisto's enduring images. The Edisto Island Open Land Trust's vision is to restore the majestic oak trees along Highway 174 that have been lost over the years. The Legacy Live Oaks program provides a way to honor family and friends while contributing to Edisto's historic beauty. With a contribution of $500 (five hundred dollars) a Legacy Live Oak tree can be planted at the location of your choice on Edisto Island in honor of a loved one.

156 Legacy Live Oak trees have been planted along Scenic Highway 174 from the Dawhoo Bridge to Russell Creek. The Edisto Island Open Land Trust has engaged a landscaper to maintain the trees and insure that they prosper in their new permanent home.

Each Legacy Live Oak donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Each donor's gift will be recognized in Edisto Island Open Land Trust publications, and honorees' names are listed on a monument at the Edisto Island Open Land Trust's Legacy Live Oak Preserve.

Over the years, these trees will grow to create a magnificent green buffer, similar to the historic canopy that we see today along many of Edisto's roads. This is a lasting way to honor those who give meaning to our lives, while perpetuating a legacy for the future.


Legacy Live Oaks Gathering

The morning sun shines through at our Legacy Live Oak Memorial Park.

Legacy Live Oak Honorees

Robert Albenesius

Dr. Jack & Cherry Allen

Robert Coachman Allston

William Wilkinson Allston

Alston Calhoun Badger, Jr.

Edward Bailey

Gale Johnson Belser

Gretchen Howell Belser

Ritchie Hugh Belser, MD

Mrs John D. Belton

Patricia Y. Boineau

Caroline C. Boineau

Margaret C. Bost

B.L. Bost, Jr.

Marjorie McDaniel Brailsford

Mrs. T.E. Brittingham

Ralph C. Brown

Ed & "B" Buddin

Jack Burch

Cork Caldwell

John Francis Callahan

Thomas Patrick Callahan

Janice Diane Callahan

Sean Anthony Callahan

Chuck & Laura Callahan

Maggie Campbell

Mary Alden Carrison

Florence Y. Cole

Myrtice Marie Collins

M. Dawes Cooke

Ashleigh Cutler

Margaret Hiott Culpepper Davis

Donald D. Dodge

Gertude H. Dodge

Henry H. Dorn, Jr.

Eula Jernigan Downs

Morton Edwards

Governor James B. Edwards

Sarah Belser Eggleston

Fickling & Martin Families

Lewis Heyward Fort

Jeffrey Scott Fripp

Paul Michael Fripp

Dr. Ralsa M. Fuller

Leon Garber

Carroll Belser & Sid Gauthreaux

Ernest David Gibbons

Abel M. Girault

Wesley Glick

Beatrice Glick

Mrs. Susan Price Goode

William S. Goode

George & Gladys Gould

Pauline Tavel Thomas Gross

Mary Ella Hackett

Charles S. Haltiwanger, Jr.

Thelma Haram

Sara K. Harrigal

Ronnie Heath

Nancy Fewell Herrin

Dr. Jim & Jackie Hill

Judith B. Holford

Dr. Paul Holteen

Steve Hyatt

Juanita & Ken Johns Grandchildren

Jordy & Libba Johnson

Coy & Joanne Johnston

Glen Kinard

E. Clifton Kinder

Ann Luckey King

Florence & Wilbur Kizer

Becky & Ben Lawrence

Jean Riley Lee

Eliose Levisen

Malcolm & Mot Little

Gordon Locatis

Juanita Hatchel Banks Long

Harvie & Jennie Lybrand

David L. Lybrand

Mark A. Mattison

Mary Hipp Wilson McCutchen

Florence Ellis McDaniel

Mr.& Mrs. T. Hunter McEaddy

Cassandra McGee

Priscilla G. Middleton

I. Jenkins Mikell, Jr.

J.B. Miller

Keith Minnick

Cecile Emma Minnick

Julian Mitchell

Robert M. Moise

Debbie Moore

Louise R. Nichols Moore

Be & Jameely Moore

Joseph Jones Moorman

William M. "Buddy" Moredock

Jack Mulleady

Philip E. Myers

Edward & Gwenne Myerson

Danny A. Newton, Jr.

Maxie M. Nunnery

Eilene P. Nunnery

Larry E. Nunnery, Jr.

Larry E. Nunnery, Sr.

David Odom

Thomas (Tommy) B. Padgett, Sr.

Betsy Parker

Alton B. Parker

JoAnne Paty

Carla Maria van Hintum Pittelli

Chalmers Whithart Poston, Sr.

Jennifer Prestidge

Mrs. John Fulmore Ragsdale

Frances &Cotton Richardson

Samuel D. Roberts

David Louis Rush

James Stephen Rush

Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Sallee

Robert, Caroliniana & Jennifer Sandifer

Sidney & Clytie Sayer

Georgina M. Schellino

Philip Sears

Ann Thomas Sherman

Max Douglas Sherrill

Earl & Leila Belle Skidmore

E.M. "Bud" Skidmore

Beth Smoak

Donald L. Snyder

Magdalena Snyder

Louise Mildred Soika

Shannon Smith Stuckey

The Studey Sisters

Edwin Belser "Ned" Swan

Bel & deRosset Thompson

Tom & Lucy Tiller

Robert L. Tindall

Donald L. Tipton

Wallace Trowell

Frances Mikell Tupper

William A. Tyler, Jr.

Julie Scruggs Underwood

Henry James Unger

Arthur Manning Unger

Larry & Tana Vanderbilt

Johnnie Walker

Henry LeRoy Walker, Jr.

Miss Eleanor Wilbanks Walter

Fisher C. Walter, Sr.

Charles W. Waring, Jr.

Kenneth W. Wedaman

Sarah K. Wedaman

Thomas Hayne Wedaman, Jr.

Thomas Hayne Wedaman, Sr.

James F. Wenthe

Brenda M. Whitesides

Sara McMillan Whitlock

Genevieve W. Willard

Dr. Charles O. Williams

June H. Williams

Camilla Brailsford Knotts Williams

Ira & Suzanne Woodhead

H. Robert Woods

Mrs. Margaret Douglas Woods

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