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Hendersonville, North Carolina: Steel Tree, Mistaken for Dead Tree (Gone)

A rusty brown tree on a downtown street corner - is it dead? No it's art! Was replaced by several real trees in 2015.

Directions:
In the heart of downtown, on the southeast corner of N. Main St. and 6th Ave. E./US Hwy 64.
Hours:
Gone by 2015.
Status:
Gone

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Steel Tree, Mistaken for Dead Tree

Asked some locals, they think its been replaced with a fountain.

[Jeff Foushee, 05/03/2023]

Steel Tree.

Steel Tree

The street has been renovated and the tree is re-installed. It has a new location with new landscaping that looks better than before, which makes up for the hassle of traffic problems in road construction.

[B Carter, 09/10/2013]

The rusty steel tree -- a work of art that could be mistaken for a dead tree -- was reported missing earlier this year.

Steel Tree, Mistaken for Dead Tree

There is construction on this street. I talked to a local -- he said that it was taken down, but might just be in storage.

[Kathleen Whelan, 06/11/2013]

Steel Tree.

Steel Tree

On Main Street in Hendersonville there is a large, steel tree, planted beside the street along with the live trees. I went by it many times just thinking it was a tree that had died or lost its leaves, until one day I noticed it was a work of art.

[B Carter, 07/07/2012]

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