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Garden club to raffle photo of 100 year old Tate House tree

tate house tree pic


      The Amicalola Garden Club is selling raffle tickets for a colored canvas (24” X 36”) photo taken by talented local photographer George B. Armstrong. This is a photo of the iconic Chin-ka-pin Oak Tree that was located at the entrance to the Georgia Marble Company Memorial Plant on Tate House grounds. The tree was well over 100 years old and in the 1920s it began to show signs of decay and dying. Colonel Sam Tate employed a

tree surgeon to removed the decayed portions. This beautiful tree succumbed to strong winds on May 20, 2017. The iconic tree was recognized by the Georgia Forestry Commission as a Champion tree, which means that it was the largest known of the species in the state. On June 13, 2012, the tree was listed as being 82 feet high with a circumference of 222 feet, and having an average diameter crown spread of 112 feet.

Tickets can be obtained from Amicalola Garden Club Members or by calling (770-893-8695).

Drawing to be held on Tate Day at the Tate Gym on November 3rd at 2 p.m.