Shawshank Oak Tree
ABOUT THE SITE
Recall in the movie how Red walked along a hayfield and removed stones from a rock wall where Andy left a gift for him. You can actually see where the tree stood for yourself right off of Pleasant Valley Road in Lucas, Ohio near Malabar Farm State Park. Driving west along Pleasant Valley Road just past the Malabar Farm Restaurant, look to your right to see the location where the Shawshank oak tree once proudly stood.
Unfortunately, half of the tree had already fallen when it was hit by high winds on July 29, 2011. Almost five years to the day on July 22, 2016, the tree completely fell to the ground again hit by high winds.
MESSAGE TO SHAWSHANK FANS:
Where the oak tree stood is on private property, which is being used as agricultural farmland. Help out our local farmers and PLEASE respect the owners property by refraining from trespassing. Do not climb over the fence or stop on the road to view where the tree once stood. It is best viewed on Malabar Farm's property across the road in the pull-off area in the field.
Enjoy memories of the Shawshank Oak Tree- http://www.mansfieldtourism.com/blog/2016/08/05/memories-and-the-future-of-the-shawshank-tree.