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World's Largest Sassafras Tree, Owensboro

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#12 of 17 in Things to do in Owensboro
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • We had sassafras trees in our woods growing up but one as fat as a baseball bat was unusual. This tree is a monster! It is oak-like in size and stature. It is not a normal tourist attraction but it... 
    We had sassafras trees in our woods growing up but one as fat as a baseball bat was unusual. This tree is a monster! It is oak-like in size and stature. It is not a normal tourist attraction but it...  more »
  • Sadly you cannot improve. No parking - business all around it. Sad to see that no one planned better to protect and show this off! 
    Sadly you cannot improve. No parking - business all around it. Sad to see that no one planned better to protect and show this off!  more »
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  • Amazing old tree with deeply grooved bark showing it's character!
  • 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.

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