Register | Login


At the intersection of Dearing Street and Finley Street, in a quiet residential neighborhood near downtown Athens, stands a white oak tree that might be the strangest property owner in the world. For nearly two centuries, this tree is believed to have owned itself and a small patch of land surrounding its base.

The story of its ownership goes back to 1890 when it was first reported in a local newspaper. According to the article published, the property originally belonged to one Colonel William Henry Jackson, who had such true love for the tree, that he devised a way that would ensure the tree survived long after he was gone. So sometime between 1820 and 1832, Col. Jackson prepared a deed that transferred the tree’s ownership to itself and all of the land within eight feet of its trunk on all sides.

tree-that-owns-itself-3

Photo credit

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2015.



Vaani Kapoor at NRT Press Meet
Vaani Kapoor at NRT Press Meet
The Basement Cemetery of The New Haven Green Church
The Basement Cemetery of The New Haven Green Church
Vinegar Valentines The Victorian Tradition of Sending Anonymous Hate Mail
Vinegar Valentines The Victorian Tradition of Sending Anonymous Hate Mail
Deepika Padukone  Femina February 2018
Deepika Padukone Femina February 2018
Sonam Kapoor Photoshoot The Modist Magazine
Sonam Kapoor Photoshoot The Modist Magazine
Vaani Kapoor at Brand Vision Awards 2018
Vaani Kapoor at Brand Vision Awards 2018
Priyanka Chopra at PreGrammy Gala 2018
Priyanka Chopra at PreGrammy Gala 2018
Rashi Khanna Launches Manepally Forevermark Jewellery
Rashi Khanna Launches Manepally Forevermark Jewellery