Great Big Story
A podcast about the delightful, the surprising, and the untold true stories all around us. Hosted by Drew Beebe.
One of the Weirdest Crimes in Austin, TexasGreat Big Story
Aug 25, 2020
In the summer of 1989, someone had tried to kill a beloved resident of Austin, Texas, and the people were demanding justice. The victim was barely clinging to life, as countless well-wishers sent get-well cards and cans of chicken soup. Who was this icon of Austin? A 600-year-old tree named Treaty Oak. And as the lone city forester valiantly tried to save the mighty oak’s life, the police were searching for the answer to the question: “Who would want to murder a tree?”