Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Sequoiadendron Giganteum Pendulum

Ron Swarner

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the Sequoiadendron giganteum “Pendula” in the Proctor District. Photo credit: Kate Swarner

Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Sequoiadendron Giganteum Pendulum

“Thanks to Peaks & Pints — specifically Kate Swarner and her dog-walking route — I wouldn’t have known there is a dinosaur tree in the Proctor District,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “I didn’t know ancient giant sequoias could look like dinosaurs. The Sequoiadendron giganteum “Pendula” guards Mason Middle School on North Mason between 28th and 29th streets. Unlike its wild parent, this dino will only grow to about 25-feet tall. When you plant this tree, you can’t predict what artistic shape it will take and that is part of the fun of it. All you have to do is sit back and let the tree reveal itself. This tree reminds me that there is always more to discover and that we might find unexpected surprises around any corner.”

Sequoiadendron giganteum “Pendulum,” one of the most animate of all trees, is the focus of 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 the flowering dogwood by Mason Middle School, then walk over and fill a growler 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. The Tree-D is in cans, too!

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. We will host TTF fundraisers during Tree-dimensional IPA’s reign as our house beer, which pours through October 2020.

LINK: Kulshan brews Peaks and Pints Tree-dimensional IPA

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Sugar Maple

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Tulip Poplar

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Giant Sequoia

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pin Oak

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Douglas Fir

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Incense Cedar

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Plume Sawara Cypress

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Western Red Cedar

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Ponderosa lemon hybrid

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: London planetrees

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: “Vanderwolf’s Pyramid” limber pine

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pacific Madrone

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Bradford callery pear

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Birth Trees

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Red Maple

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Magnolias

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Western Hemlock

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Yoshino Cherry

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Weeping Willow

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Dunkeld Larch

LINK: Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Flowering Dogwood