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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Quirky Athens at its best!

I love this tree- it’s a quick 2-minute stop to see it. This is actually the son of the original... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
beduty
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Tampa, Florida
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Side trip while in Athens.

Friends had told me about the tree with its history. It's a short drive from the university grounds... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Timelord6
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Alma, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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"white oak"
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I love this tree- it’s a quick 2-minute stop to see it. This is actually the son of the original tree that was planted from an acorn or the original tree when it got knocked down in the 40s. Cool local history.

1  Thank beduty
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Friends had told me about the tree with its history. It's a short drive from the university grounds and is located in a quiet neighborhood, sort of the kind you stop to think that maybe you'd like to live there as well. The tree is...More

1  Thank Timelord6
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you are within walking distance and it’s on your way then it’s ok. Otherwise, it’s just a regular tree and I wouldn’t make a special trip or go far out of the way. We were walking around campus and meandered to see it. I...More

Thank bridget602
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The truth: it is just a medium sized tree growing in one lane of a road. It is circled by a stone wall. And all moss covered. The story of the tree is much more interesting than seeing the tree itself. You are close to...More

1  Thank Duke_flies
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Interesting location. There is an interesting story of the history of this tree. And yes, ultimately, it's just a tree.

Thank menbx5
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Read the story and you don't have to waste your time traveling to see a tree. In the end, it's still just a tree with a cool story. Nothing special.

Thank LacDe
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The only real reason to stop by and see this is its quirky little story, which I will leave you to see for yourself.

Thank P S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I found this quite curious; something I'd never seen before or even considered. Looks like an ordinary tree on a corner lot with an inscribed stone in front detailing its history. I wonder who it calls when it needs pruning?

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a tree at the top of a cobblestone street. It has an interesting history, but is nestled in a residential area, and it seems odd to stop by.

1  Thank 5MouseFans
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I imagine that this is probably the only tree in the world that has been deed to itself. The Tree That Owns Itself, located at the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, is a white oak tree that has, according to legend,...More

Thank carolynn762
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Angela C
24 June 2017|
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Response from RetiredDawg | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the tree bequeathed it to the tree itself in name only
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Sassenach48846
15 June 2017|
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Response from moc4 | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is nothing like Atlanta. The only busy times are 8am-9am and 4:30-6pm M-F. During summer the campus is quiet, so downtown traffic is light.
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