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Ivan Robinson's Woods Along The Edge Of An Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

Ivan Robinson's Woods Along The Edge Of An Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

August 28, 2014

Deep in the forests of Tolland along the edge of an ancient Atlantic White Cedar swamp is an old oak known as the "touch me tree." Coined by the late Ivan Robinson, the tree - located next to the sprawling boughs of giant white pines – is believed to bring good luck to all who touch its bark.

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