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The Tree That Owns Itself

Located on a busy street corner in Eufaula, Alabama stands a tree that grows upon its own land. You may ask, how can a tree own itself?

History

Defined by its location at an intersection in Eufaula, Alabama, the “Tree that Owns Itself” has stood at the site since April 19, 1961. Originally there was a historic oak tree that was at the same spot. The initial tree had stood over over 200 years and it fell during a wind storm just days before this tree was planted at the site.

In 1936, the city of Eufaula granted the original tree the deed to the land where it stood. Officials stated that “Only God Can Make a Tree” and dedicated a plaque in its honor.

Violet Sky’s Visit

I decided to visit the tree being intrigued to find out how a tree could own itself. The tree is quite tall and is surrounded by a fence to protect its land. Visiting the tree made for a unique experience. The plaque in front of the tree states important facts about its history.

How to Visit 

The Tree that Owns Itself is located at 512 Cotton Avenue, Eufaula, Alabama. Located at the corner of Highland and Cotton Avenue.

It is free to visit and open all hours of the day. There is no parking lot directly made for access to the tree so you may need to walk to reach the site. Do watch for traffic as it is located on a busy corner.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.

-Violet Sky

The Tree that Owns Itself
Tree that Owns Itself, Eufaula, Alabama
Sign for the Tree that Owns Itself, Eufaula, Alabama
Sign for the Tree that Owns Itself, Eufaula, Alabama
Violet Sky at the Tree that Owns Itself, Eufaula, Alabama
Violet Sky at the Tree that Owns Itself, Eufaula, Alabama

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