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Shawshank Redemption

OAK TREE

BADLY WOUNDED

8/1/2011 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The iconic Ohio oak tree where Andy Dufresne buried a secret stash for his prison pal Red at the end of "The Shawshank Redemption" ... is ON DEATH'S DOOR -- after a brutal windstorm last week.

You remember the tree -- it was at the end of the trail ... and there was a rock that had no earthly business being in a hayfield ... and Red picked up said rock, opened the box and realized that Andy was in Zihuatanejo. Great flick.

Anyway, the damn thing nearly split in half Friday during a crazy windstorm. According to MansfieldNewsJournal.com, the owners of the property have not announced if they plan to remove the tree.

But remember ... "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies."

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steponme    

Get better tree, while i live on not giving a ****

998 days ago
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B-Don    

Everything Dies.

998 days ago
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johnnyray    

I wish those trees in the Wizard of Oz would die! They were jerks!

998 days ago
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Rob    

Is it that slow of a day that a tree has become celebrity news?

998 days ago
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MoonDust    

Wow, slow news day? A tree? Really? Just post anything Lohan and you will get thousands of hits.

998 days ago
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Cujeaux    

It looks like woodpeckers got to it. NEXT!

998 days ago
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Sapphyre    

Slow news day,huh? TMZ.

998 days ago
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Chef Jack Tripper    

This tree is too famous to be living in a field in Ohio. It should be in Ziuatanejo living with Red and Andy.

998 days ago
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abram hernandez    

Thank you Kelley... Your number one fan! Love You.In response to www.abramhern@yahoo.com

998 days ago
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alison    

breaking news?????????????? holy crap.... is there really nothing more happening than this??? i'd rather have no updates than hear about an ailing tree..... come on TMZ....

998 days ago
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jester51    

One of my favorite movies. Without the internet, I would have never known this. So sorry to see that the tree is in trouble. Thanks to TMZ, I know what has happened and thank you for that. The rest of you can lick the sweat off my dirty -----.

998 days ago
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Beverly Thomas    

This is one of my all time favorites. Watch it every time it is on TV. Love Morgan Freeman

998 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

Harvey needs to get his tree huggin ass out there and save it.

998 days ago
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Firefly    

It's still half alive......

998 days ago
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Beverly Thomas    

This is one of my all time favorite movies. Watch it every time it is on TV. Love Morgan Freeman

998 days ago
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