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It may (or may not) rock anyone’s world when a tree falls in a forest where there is no one around to hear it, but when a tree falls down in Seattle we definitely take notice.


The flyer stapled to the tree trunk explains that the health of this particular tree began to deteriorate nearly a decade ago. Those of us who lived in the surrounding neighborhood loved it so much that the city actually tried to nurse it back to health for eight years. Sadly, the tree finally split in half during a storm last week and, as it used to stand over the walking trail at Green Lake and posed a significant safety hazard in its dilapidated condition, it had to be removed.

An anonymous local artist has been gathering flowers to decorate the remaining stump in these really fantastically detailed hearts. I’ve been by twice in the last week and saw different arrangements laid out each time. I don’t know how long our friend will continue creating these tributes to our favorite tree (a tree which, incidentally, my husband and I spent a lot of time under back when we were dating; it was a very nice, shady spot to spend an afternoon), but I know we all appreciate the gesture.


Written by GRSeim

April 15, 2012 at 4:40 am

Posted in Hippy Dippy

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  1. What a lovely thing to do. I want to live in Seattle now.


    April 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

    • It’s a weirdly wonderful place. 🙂


      April 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

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