• This Old Tree Podcast - The Tree That Owns Itself

    Legend has it that Col. William H. Jackson of Athens, Georgia loved his old white oak tree very much. So much, that he created a deed for the tree and the land immediately surrounding it, giving ownership unto itself.  Could it be possible? Who owns a tree?

    The answers aren't always as simple as they may appear. 

    Mateo Fennell
    Community Forestry Coordinator
    Athens-Clarke County Unified Government
    Athens, GA


    James Komen
    Consulting Arborist and Attorney
    Los Angeles, CA


    Pat McAlexander
    Retired Professor and Neighbor of The Tree That Owns Itself
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA

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