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If a tree could talk: Oh the stories the Buzzard’s Roost tree could tell

If trees could talk, they would likely tell stories of the weather, local wildlife, human interaction, stolen kisses and wedding bliss. Stories that perhaps the most famous tree in Tennessee, maybe beyond, could have gathered over its 130-plus years’ existence. During February’s winter storm, the iconic tree at Buzzard’s Roost in Fall Creek Falls State Park was heavy laden with ice, causing the tree to break.

The tree sprouted its roots many years before the park itself was established in 1937. The Virginia Pine tree has rested upon Buzzard’s Roost, a cliffside overlook facing northward into Cane Creek Gulf at the state park, for what is estimated to be at least the past 130 to 145 years, according to Park Manager Jacob Young.

For more see the March 4 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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