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If Trees Could Talk

If trees could talk this old girl would have a lot to say about downtown Opelousas where she is locted next to the Old Farmers Market. She has seen a lot of changes to the old market and to the downtown area in general. When she was planted there was more dirt than concrete around the market and over the years the old market had many different uses including the Opelousas City Hall. The old tree, like the Old City Market, is still standing despite being encased in concrete. Like the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi says “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”