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Tree That Owns Itself

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Side trip while in Athens.

Friends had told me about the tree with its history. It's a short drive from the university grounds... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Alma, Georgia
Drive by

It's basically a tree. Drive by to say you've seen it and that's all there is. But hey you're in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dalton, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's basically a tree. Drive by to say you've seen it and that's all there is. But hey you're in Athens, there's not too much to see anyway.

Thank BethMorrison6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is unique to Athens and fun to visit, up a cobblestone street. I've always been fascinated by its story. ""The Tree that Owns Itself," which is located at the top of the steep hill where Dearing and Finley Streets intersect, is probably the most...More

1  Thank breadladyuga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice tree, but not much else to see. Worth a drive-by. No parking so you have to make it a quick visit otherwise youre blocking traffic

Thank JefeUno
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Not worth a day trip, lol. But if you're in the neighborhood its worth a drive by. Its in a neighborhood so be mindful of parking.

Thank marcy j
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I love this tree- it’s a quick 2-minute stop to see it. This is actually the son of the original tree that was planted from an acorn or the original tree when it got knocked down in the 40s. Cool local history.

1  Thank beduty
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Friends had told me about the tree with its history. It's a short drive from the university grounds and is located in a quiet neighborhood, sort of the kind you stop to think that maybe you'd like to live there as well. The tree is...More

1  Thank Timelord6
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you are within walking distance and it’s on your way then it’s ok. Otherwise, it’s just a regular tree and I wouldn’t make a special trip or go far out of the way. We were walking around campus and meandered to see it. I...More

Thank bridget602
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The truth: it is just a medium sized tree growing in one lane of a road. It is circled by a stone wall. And all moss covered. The story of the tree is much more interesting than seeing the tree itself. You are close to...More

1  Thank Duke_flies
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Interesting location. There is an interesting story of the history of this tree. And yes, ultimately, it's just a tree.

Thank menbx5
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Read the story and you don't have to waste your time traveling to see a tree. In the end, it's still just a tree with a cool story. Nothing special.

Thank LacDe
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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.