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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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It's a tree. I don't know what you were expecting.

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Norm d
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How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
James W
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

1  Thank Norm d
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

Thank James W
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

Thank Rickydee48
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great place to take visitors when their in town. Simple trip and if your car can take it, go up the cobblestone for the full experience.

Thank kenglish7
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It's up a cobblestone street (the last one remaining in town), and yes....the tree really does own itself. Its wall juts into the street and has been the bane of passing vehicles (witness the scrapes and paint along one side) for decades.

1  Thank TravelBug2014
Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you love quirky, unusual sites to visit when raveling, you will love this site. The tree is in a residential neighborhood full of beautiful homes.

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Glad we did see it. We were in in Athens, it was not out of the way. I can say it is a first. The tree that stands helps to remind us all that we need to be more thoughtful of nature and the mark...More

Thank Kpogue
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The story is neat and is told on the plague. It is worth seeing when you are in Athens. You can drive there and park within meters of the tree to take in this sight.

Thank jembury
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The tree itself is average as far as big, old trees go. But come to see this because of the story behind it. Also be sure to drive through the neighborhood and marvel at the wonderfully restored, grand old homes as well.

Thank PhilipMC69
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a local curiosity. Its just a tree, but in a slightly unusual place in that it encroaches on a residential street, and has a low wall surrounding it so as to preserve the original grade upon which it grows. And it has an...More

2  Thank Robert N
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Angela C
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Response from RetiredDawg | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the tree bequeathed it to the tree itself in name only
14 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.