Sunday, June 01, 2008
Blog Your Blessings Sunday #31
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This is the last photo I took of our designated Heritage Tree that stood in front of the Carnige Library, now the Museum. just before it was removed because of a threat of falling.
I don't know how old it is but but in 1998 it was declared a Heritage Tree so maybe that means it was here when Captain Vancouver first arrived.
The previous 3 shots show it's extensive root growth and the reason it was about to topple over.
The upper limbs were twisted in their growth. CLICK to enlarge and see if better.
It's gone but the memory will always be there. . . I don't think I can walk past the old Carnegie Library (now the Museum) and "not see the Heritage Elm tree" out front. It has been a part of my life for 22 years but a part of Vancouver's history for a lot longer. They have planted a new Elm tree which I will get a photo of today and add it here. The good news is that there are plans to use part of the old Elm for a bench which will be placed by the new tree and hold the plaque awarded to it in 1998 so it looks like the Old Elm tree will always be a part of Vancouver's life. I can hardly wait for that to happen. I miss the old tree. What a blessing it has been to me since I first moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1985.
This is the new tree they planted to replace the one they took out. I have no idea if they saved any plant growth from the old tree or not. CLICK to enlarge to see the little tree there now.