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Shawshank Redemption tree felled amid high winds

Published 25/07/2016

Morgan Freeman's character finds an important letter under the tree in the film
Morgan Freeman's character finds an important letter under the tree in the film

A tree that became a popular attraction for its role in the film The Shawshank Redemption has fallen.

High winds last week apparently downed the tree, which had split during a storm in 2011, said Jodie Snavely, of the Mansfield and Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Ohio. The bureau was informed on Friday about the downed tree.

The tree is featured in one of the final scenes of the 1994 film.

The movie, based on a Stephen King novella, stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

It is underneath the tree that Freeman's character finds an important letter buried by Robbins' character.

The tree sits on private property but fans could view it as part of a series of places in north-central Ohio related to the film.

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