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I'm not sure if anyone has blogged on this yet, but the world famous Shoe Tree at Morley Field in San Diego is no more.

High winds and heavy rain led to the tree's demise this past weekend. The weight of the hundreds of water-logged shoes hanging on its branches caused it to topple in the high winds. The shoe tree was a well-known San Diego landmark and definitely an icon in the disc golf world. This leaves us to wonder: "where will the next shoe tree pop up?"

Other coverage:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080109-9999-1m9tree.html

http://video.nbcsandiego.com/player/?fid=23060#videoid=202203

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/slideshow/news/14997350/detail.html

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Comment by Ben Calhoun on January 11, 2008 at 4:21pm
Let's hang body parts of people who trash the course from a tree..that'd be true art.
Comment by get your discs and godiscn on January 10, 2008 at 6:07pm
Art ? Who's Art, the disc golfer who started the shoe tree ?
Comment by get your discs and godiscn on January 10, 2008 at 6:07pm
Art ? Who's Art, the disc golfer who started the shoe tree ?
Comment by Matt B. on January 10, 2008 at 5:03pm
I don't really think the shoes killed the tree or it was a bad thing, just being sarcastic. Now, a bra tree I am all for!
Comment by Sassy.tgb on January 10, 2008 at 4:41pm
I actually thought it was a fun piece of art, it had something about it that made it fun. Not quite as fun as the bra tree in Aspen though... that made me laugh out loud! ;)
Comment by Sassy.tgb on January 10, 2008 at 3:17pm
It was my guess that the shoes didn't cause the tree to die... it was dead and then it became the shoe tree.
Comment by Matt B. on January 10, 2008 at 2:59pm
We are nervously waiting the Emerald Ash borer here in the PNW, it's a bad one. Now that I look at the picture of the "shoe tree" more closely, it appears that maybe it was already dead? So I amend my previous statement: Yes, let's all throw crap into dead trees and cause them to become more hazardous and fall down.
Comment by Ben Calhoun on January 10, 2008 at 12:31pm
We don't need to 'throw crap into trees to kill them, Matt. The Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease are going a great job at that here in Michigan, destroying our courses. And if you're real quiet on a calm day, you can hear 'the casuals' tearing them down too.
Comment by Matt B. on January 10, 2008 at 10:22am
Yes, let's all throw crap into trees and cause them to die.
Comment by get your discs and godiscn on January 9, 2008 at 10:28pm
wow; that IS sad ! Is this just in 2008 that it fell? That is sad, as sad as my tale of hitting the slow to fly pidgeon; slow to jump and fly with the others in the group of pidgeons. And this on New Year's Eve day as I crossed the Saginaw River in my Toyota Corolla. Thump, I don't think I'll ever forget the sound. Like the sound of a tree falling, you never forget the sound. And pidgeons mate for life, don't they ? What a sad, sad story, I think I'll start a shoe tree on my local course. peace rizbee

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