What Just Happened To This Famous Tree In Ohio Will Break Your Heart
By Catherine Armstrong|Published July 26, 2016
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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?
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