Amber, Iowa: Hula Hoop Tree (Gone)

A unique sub-variety of the classic Shoe Tree, this dead roadside cottonwood has had its branches hung with colorful hula hoops by passing travelers since 2015. Cut down in April 2020.

A quarter-mile west of Amber, on the north side of E23 County Home Rd. Be careful; there's no place to park.
Cut down in April 2020.

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Hula Hoop Tree

It has been torn down.

[Sarah Patterson, 05/04/2020]

Local officials worried that the tree, which was dead, would fall on a passing car or hoop-tossing tourist, so they chopped it down.

Hula Hoop Tree.

Hula Hoop Tree

There is a tree along the road where Hula Hoops are placed. You can bring your own, or re-hang some that have fallen from the tree.

[Aimee Roling, 10/17/2018]

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