Today while the Arbor Day festivities were taking place on the Park Blocks downtown, I was occupied with things on the home front. But I was able to walk the dog and visit a noteworthy Heritage Tree. I’m embarrassed to say that I have never even noticed this tree at the corner of NE 29th and Fremont. Seems impossible to miss. It is 120 feet tall, with a spread of 60 feet and a circumference of over 14 feet.
A view of the entire tree is impressive, as is the view upwards from underneath.
But my favorite part of the tree is the deeply furrowed and orange-toned bark. Here’s a closer look.