Unframed Print Size: 24" x 14"
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The 250-year old Friendship Oak was considered an historic Georgia tree. All that is left of it are memories, old photos and this Stephen Malkoff artist proof.
The 50-foot oak tree fell in 1997 after a judge refused to step in and thus a five-year preservation campaign ended. Admirers of the craggy Friendship Oak, with its 105-foot canopy, claimed the tree had historical and sentimental significance to the state. But, the tree also sat in the middle of an intersection used by commuters from one of Albany, Georgia's fastest growing suburbs. One road leading into the T-shaped intersection was split in half to accommodate the tree. State officials wanted it removed for a road-widening project and the tree succumbed to community progress.