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In Troup County, residents recognize the value of their history, and specifically, local trees that have special significance. Nominations to the county's Heritage Tree Registry can be made on the basis of history, age, size, species or ecological value. Once designated as a heritage tree by a county arborist, it becomes unlawful for anyone to remove, cut prune or injure the tree without a permit from the county.

Seven trees that grow at Oak Grove Congregational Church in Pine Mountain are Heritage Trees, estimated to be 120-140 years old. The six post oaks and one shagbark have been witness to countless events of a lifetime, including picnic dinners, funerals and weddings. They stand 60-78 feet tall.

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