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Oak tree in 'Shawshank Redemption' cut up, hauled away

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/10/2017
FILE - In this Friday, July 29, 2011, file photo, the tree outside Ohio's Malabar Farm State Park in north-central Ohio that played a key role in the the 1994 film “Shawshank Redemption” appears damaged by high winds. What remained of the oak tree made famous by the movie has been cut up and hauled away by an owner of the north-central Ohio property, according to the Mansfield News-Journal. (Daniel Melograna/News Journal via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, July 29, 2011, file photo, the tree outside Ohio's Malabar Farm State Park in north-central Ohio that played a key role in the the 1994 film “Shawshank Redemption” appears damaged by high winds. What remained of the oak tree made famous by the movie has been cut up and hauled away by an owner of the north-central Ohio property, according to the Mansfield News-Journal. (Daniel Melograna/News Journal via AP, File)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — What remained of a 200-year-old oak tree made famous by the movie "Shawshank Redemption" has been cut up and hauled away by an owner of the north-central Ohio property.

The Mansfield News-Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2ohFpuC ) Dan Dees said last week he plans to use some of the wood to make a table. The tree was rotted in the middle when high winds knocked down a portion in 2011. It was further damaged during a storm last July.

The tree was in one of the final scenes of the 1994 film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It's underneath the tree that Freeman's character finds an important letter buried by Robbins' character.

Fans could view the tree as part of a series of places in the Mansfield-area related to the film.

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