A Fighting Tree - Holland, Michigan
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N 42° 47.190 W 086° 06.570
16T E 572833 N 4737491
Bronze statue of a Fighting Tree from the Wizard of Oz.
Waymark Code: WM11XRQ
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 01/06/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member DnRseekers
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The Fighting Trees are fictional trees that appear in L. Frank Baum's first Oz book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. These specific trees can only be found in the magical Land of Oz and are located on the border of Oz's southern quadrant known as the Quadling Country. They are ancient, being thousands of years old they are deeply rooted by the hundreds, all in a long line that stretches out for several miles. Their job is to keep intruders out of the enchanted forest that dwells behind them, which they guard and protect. They are said to have thick flexible branches that substitute for arms and fingers and their bark resembles faces that allow them to see and hear everything surrounding them.

The forest behind the trees is filled with many forest animals and strange inhabitants. Even a pretty little enclave known as the dainty China Country can be found. There also is the rocky hill of the unpleasant creatures called Hammer-Heads and the little village of the Cuttenclips. One must also pass through the trees and bizarre places to reach the ruby-red palace of Glinda. It is arguably possible that because she is rumored to be hundreds of years old and planted the trees there to keep her palace safely hidden.

When Dorothy and her companions tried to enter the forest, the trees picked the Scarecrow up and threw him back two times. They were easily overcome by the Tin Woodman and his axe. (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
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Character Type: Literature

Character originator: L. Frank Baum

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Herrick District Library, 350 South River Avenue Holland, Michigan 49423

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