This came from a tree that was growing beside a road near us when a windstorm took it down 2 years ago. An old farmer in the area said he used to play in it when he was little and he is 77 now. He said the tree was big back then. When it came down it was 63" around! A couple times kids had set fire to it and at least 3 times it has taken its toll on an automobile in the 20 years we've been here. I was lucky enough to have a friend cut some of it for me. Everyone in the area called the tree Shamu because it was so big. This pen is for the daughter of that old farmer, so she can remember it!