The name of “One Tree Hill” doesn’t really have anything to do with trees or hills. The show is named after a U2 song and takes place in a town called Tree Hill.
But over the years, plenty of jokes have been made about the title of locally filmed drama “One Tree Hill.” Recently at a press event in Pasadena, Calif., a fellow reporter (jokingly, I think) asked series creator Mark Schwahn about the location the titular tree in Wilmington.
“We couldn’t find a hill!” Schwahn quipped back. (It’s true. Wilmington is pretty flat. Beach towns are like that.)