Friday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.
Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35650
Trail trees, trail marker trees, Crooked Trees, “Prayer Trees”, “Thong Trees”, or “Culturally Modified Trees” are hardwood trees throughout North America that Native Americans intentionally shaped with distinctive characteristics that convey that the tree was shaped by human activity rather than deformed by nature or disease.
Controversy has followed trail tree lore since the beginnings of its popularity early in the Twentieth Century. Naysayers claim they were naturally deformed and seek to label the lore as myth.
Learn about these mysterious trees in our forests. Who
created them and why did they do it? On Wild South’s June movie night, we will screen Mystery of the Trees, a documentary that approaches this subject realistically and empathetically.
The film features Butch Walker and Wild South’s Lamar Marshall. Billy Shaw, who was instrumental in getting a resolution passed in the Alabama House of Representatives in 2016 recognizing the historic significance of Indian marker trees, will be at the screening to talk about the trees and their history.
Admission to the movie night is by donation only, please.