Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Copper Beech and Giant Sequoia

Ron Swarner

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is a duo of a copper beech and giant sequoia on North 10th Street behind Annie Wright. Photo credit: Kate Swarner

Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Copper Beech and Giant Sequoia

I was told (through the hop vine shall we say) about a cool tree on North 10th Street owned by a prominent Tacoma restaurateur,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “And, just like the restaurateur’s contribution to Tacoma, I found several awesome ones. The two trees that caught my attention were a giant sequoia tree and a copper beech. I have mentioned a giant sequoia in a previous Tree-dimensional Tacoma column, but this one behind Annie Wright School is actually GIANT, making it the focal point of an impressive array of trees and plants. It’s cool to see the dark green triangle shape of the sequoia next to trees with different characteristics such as the beautiful copper beech, Fagus sylvatica purpurea. If you have not seen a copper beech, head to North 10th. You’ll witness the distinct shiny, copper-colored leaves and smooth gray bark. This duo of the giant sequoia and copper beech with all of their surrounding buddies is a good example of how trees can look lovely and be at home in the cozy company of other trees.

This copper beech and giant sequoia are this week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma, Peaks & Pints’ weekly Tacoma tree column. Inspired by our house beer, Kulshan Brewing Tree-dimensional IPA, Peaks & Pints branches out for a weekly look at terrific trees of Tacoma, in conjunction with our friends at Tacoma Tree Foundation.

The copper beech and giant sequoia previously graced a mansion’s garden on the subdivision beside this North 10th Street home. A lumber baron who planted the trees in the late 1800s owned the mansion.

Check out these historic trees, and then head for a crowler fill of Tree-dimensional IPA (6.8%) at Peaks & Pints. Kulshan Brewing collaborated with the Tacoma craft beer lodge on their house beer. Paying homage to the outdoor enthusiasts who join Peaks daily in Tacoma’s Proctor District, Tree-dimensional IPA is the perfect beer to toast the powder, currents or trails, as well as reveal the sprains. Tree-dimensional IPA, or Tree-D, continues Peaks & Pints’ love affair with old school piney IPAs, this time brewed with Simcoe, Idaho 7, CTZ, Centennial, and whole leaf Cascade in the hop back for all the pine, a little citrus, with a creamy mouthfeel and bitter finish.

Tacoma Tree Foundation is dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting community members in neighborhood-based greening. In other words, the Tacoma organization strives for a greener, healthier, more connected Tacoma — which plants well with Peaks and Pints.

LINK: Kulshan brews Peaks and Pints Tree-dimensional IPA

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LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Giant Sequoia

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