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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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If you love quirky, unusual sites to visit when raveling, you will love this site. The tree is in a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Carla M
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
We can say we saw it!

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... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Gadsden, Alabama
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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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 16 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 3 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
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was one of the first things I found on my very first visit to Athens. Cool bit of inane history, but overall....its a tree.

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Not a lot of parking but not a very busy street so park where you can. Interesting and quirky part of Athens.

1  Thank MTravi
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Tree that owns itself is set a residential neighbor near downtown Athens. It's great for a quick picture by a historical piece of Athens.

Thank cari k
Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's a tree with an unusual history and placement. otherwise, that's it! If you are expecting the tree to talk to you - fahgetaboutit!

Thank tr7of10
Reviewed 9 March 2016

and marvel at the quaintness of the idea. It is an interesting story (how many other trees have a children's book written about them?) Just enjoy the entire bizarreness of the thing as you walk through a lovely Athens' neighborhood.

Thank tencatdaddy
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Angela C
Why itself
24 June 2017|
Response from Angela C |
Leave it alone, huh!
My husband & I are driving down throughh GA. We are considering stopping and seeing thistree. A silly lil somehthing to break up our trip. My question is: How is traffic in Athens? I know Atlanta is hairy so I am wondering .
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.