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300-year-old tree planted by Komfo Anokye cut down by unknown person

The 300-year-old cola tree cut down by an unknown person

In a disheartening incident that took place at Feyiase in the Ashanti Region, a cherished symbol of historical significance in the Asante Kingdom has been lost.

A 300-year-old cola tree, purportedly planted by Komfo Anokye, was cut down by an unknown man in the early hours of Tuesday, November 7, 2024. This was reported by a Facebook user with the name, Kwabena Nsafua.

The cola tree hold a significant place in local tradition of the Asante people and it is believed to have been planted by the revered chief priest, Komfo Anokye, the man who commanded the Golden Stool from the sky for the Asantehene.

The town of Feyiase, which historically served as a battleground between the Asante Allied Forces and the Denkyira in the 17th century, stands as a testament to a rich history of conflicts and cultural heritage in the region.

The felling of this ancient tree, positioned along the Lake Bosomtwe Road, carries deep symbolic importance, resonating with the area’s historical narratives.

The cola tree stood as a living object, a reminder of ancestral roots, and was highly revered by the locals, details online have said.

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