Arbor Day may be still a few weeks away but here in Oregon we like to get things started early.
This week is officially Arbor Week — a uniquely Oregonian tradition.
In the spirit of the week, I present Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2006 — the Pacific Madrone:
The tree lives at the center of Ashland’s Mountain View Cemetery (the subject of a future blog post).
I’ll pull back a bit so you can look up at the Madrone:
And here’s a final photo from the distance:
You can see the full list of Ashland’s Trees of the Year here.
Happy Arbor Week!