The Pleasant Valley Oak Tree has already achieved something countless wannabe actors and actresses have yearned for, usually to no avail—Cinematic Immortality. It can never die. We can't let it, because what it represents to us "Shawshank" fans is more than words can express.... Todd Hill, News Journal, August 2011.
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies" "Get busy living...or get busy dying. That's God Damn right." "Welcome to Shawshank"....Welcome to Shawshank Oak Tree, Ltd.!