A famous Jones County landmark is no more.
The Hula Hoop Tree was cut down Friday morning.
Over the past few years, visitors have stopped to visit the old tree, which sits along County Road E-23 near Amber. The tree’s branches were filled with hula hoops.
The Hula Hoop Tree’s Facebook page announced on Friday that the tree was taken down to keep the public safe. They say they are relieved the tree was taken down before a visitor was hurt. Their post reads, “it is with very mixed feelings and heavy hearts that the tree will now just live in the memories, photographs and videos of all who have visited”.
photo courtesy of Amber Iowa Hula Hoop Tree Facebook page