Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Redbud
“With their heart-shaped leaves and round spreading crown, redbuds are darlings among the small trees,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “we have quite a few in Tacoma — many of which seem to be cultivated varieties like those with purple foliage or weeping branches. Recently, I went for a walk at Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place and right next to the parking lot is a lovely example of the wild redbud, Cercis canadensis. I admired it for a few minutes and imagined all of the heart leaves sending hugs to everyone. If you get a chance, check this one out and soak up some tree love. While you are at it, take a walk around Adriana Hess and bathe in some forest goodness.”
This redbud tree is 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.
Check out this redbud tree and the Adriana Hess Wetland Park, and then head to the Proctor District for a Campfire 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.