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Does anyone remember: Very unusual tree?

The tree, a sugar maple, is on Lakeshore trail at Green River Lake State Park. It once had long lateral branches close to the ground, and about seven large vertical branches growing from them. It has most recently been stylized into the logo for The Spoke Easy Bicycle Shop at 225 E. Main in Campbellsville, KY.
Writer/photographer Wayne Baxter is searching for information about that tree from anyone who lived in the area before Green River Dam was built.
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By Wayne Baxter

Several years ago I came upon an unusual shaped Sugar Maple tree on a trail in Green River Lake State Park.

It had long lateral branches close to the ground about seven large vertical branches growing from them.


When a new bicycle shop opened in Campbellsville, using the outline of the tree in its logo, I checked on the tree again and found that the longer lower limb has broken off and lies on the ground where it fell. A small section has been cut off to clear the trail that goes by it.

I have a 1953 topo map that shows a house and barn at that spot. The tree is about 1000 feet from the trail head parking lot, across the State Park road from the Tim Horton Camp on Lakeshore Trail.

If anyone knows who lived there before the lake was built, they might shed some light on it. Is it possible that that someone is still alive who had a swing on those lower limbs or knows why they grew in the direction they did? --Wayne


This story was posted on 2017-06-22 08:29:03
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Mystery tree in 2011



2017-06-22 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by By Wayne Baxter.
This unusual tree is on Lakeshore trail at Green River Lake State Park. It has most recently been stylized into the logo for The Spoke Easy Bicycle Shop in Campbellsville, KY. - WAYNE BAXTER.
Writer/photographer Wayne Baxter is searching for information about the tree from anyone who lived in the area before Green River Dam was built. Paired photo

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Mystery tree in 2017



2017-06-22 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by By Wayne Baxter.
Wayne writes, "It once had long lateral branches close to the ground, and about seven large vertical branches growing from them. I checked on the tree again [recently] and found that the longer lower limb has broken off and lies on the ground where it fell. A small section has been cut off to clear the trail that goes by it."

Wayne is searching for information about that tree from anyone who lived in the area before Green River Dam was built. - WAYNE BAXTER. Paired photo
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