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What Just Happened To This Famous Tree In Ohio Will Break Your Heart

Fans of the movie Shawshank Redemption will be heartbroken to learn that a very special tree, featured in the movie, fell to the ground on Friday, July 22nd.

The tree was located on private property next door to the Malabar State Park in Lucas. It was struck by lightning in August of 2011, but managed to survive for almost six years. Park managers worried that a severe storm would finish the tree, and they were right…wind is believed to be the cause of the tree’s fall.

This video, posted on YouTube by Fox 4 Now shows the tree after it fell:

Have you ever visited this iconic tree?

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.