Edisto Island, South Carolina: Mystery Tree

The mystery is who decorates it with pop culture flotsam, year after year. Also see related Hula Girl Tree.

Address:
Botany Bay Rd., Edisto Island, SC
Directions:
Mystery Tree on Rt 174 at the corner of Botany Bay Rd; scan for it in the wetlands. Hula Girl Tree is on the right heading West over Mckinley Washington Bridge.
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Mystery Tree.

Mystery Tree

Actual photo of the Mystery Tree, August 2020.

[Wayne, 08/30/2020]

That's a distinctly local, don't-drive-from-out-of-state attraction.

Hula Girl tree.

Hula Girl Tree

One more attraction awaits you up the road from the famous Edisto mattress and Mystery tree. When you are leaving the main island and crossing the Mckinley Washington Bridge, look on your right for the Hula Girl tree. Probably same person who does mystery tree also dresses up a tree that has Dutch Elms knots in the right places :)

[J. Young, 07/25/2010]

Mystery Tree of Edisto Island.

Mystery Tree

This tree is about 100 feet from the road out in a bog. The bog was dry, which I'm told is unusual, so I was able to walk out and get some closeup pix.

The tree is decorated according to the season. I visited in the summer so the tree was adorned with an ice cooler, blowup beach toys, a child's bike, a straw hat, etc. I'm told the decorated tree has been there many years. The mystery is, who decorates the tree? Nobody seems to know.

[Charlie Brown, 10/04/2006]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tree Knots - Gator and the HareTree Knots - Gator and the Hare, Edisto, SC - 3 mi.
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The Angel OakThe Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC - 16 mi.
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Full-Color Shriner Statue, Mount Pleasant, SC - 28 mi.

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