World's Largest Sassafras Tree, Owensboro

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  • A slight detour from the main drag brings you to this old tree which shows signs of a tough life. It’s not a perfectly formed crown, but, rather a little ragged around the edges. Park on the side... 
    A slight detour from the main drag brings you to this old tree which shows signs of a tough life. It’s not a perfectly formed crown, but, rather a little ragged around the edges. Park on the side...  more »
  • On our one-day vacation trips (post-retirement), we visited this aged great-great-great-grandmother of a tree. Park at the insurance agency and give it some love. It's far bigger than the old sign... 
    On our one-day vacation trips (post-retirement), we visited this aged great-great-great-grandmother of a tree. Park at the insurance agency and give it some love. It's far bigger than the old sign...  more »
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  • While the sheer circumference of the trunk is impressive, the tree has suffered in recent years. Utility lines that run through its branches have required extensive pruning as has its growth out over Frederica Street. Tourists literally have to pull over and park on busy KY-2831 southbound to get out to view the tree which is near the edge of the road but on private property. So it is not a spot where one feels comfortable to pause, rest or meditate.
  • Cool tree really neat. I am sure it was for safety reasons but I wish it would have been taller and more noticeable

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