The Jackson Oak
According to the legend, the Jackson Oak, which sits on the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia, United States, is not the ordinary eight foot white oak tree that it appears to be at first glance. Mainly because the tree itself owns the land it currently sits on.
Otherwise known as the “Tree That Owns Itself” the oak, and all land within eight feet of its base, is the legal property of itself. That’s right, in every literal sense of the word, the tree has complete ownership of itself it’s property. Yet how such a thing came to be is a story in and of itself…