Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Southern Magnolia
“Walking is a wonderful way to discover trees,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “I have been trying to walk more and on a recent walk, I passed this sweet Southern magnolia tree on North Gove Street just south of North 37th. What really caught my eye were the showy white flowers, which typically appear in the spring, and here we are in August (can you believe it?!) and the tree has quite a few blooms.”
This Southern magnolia 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.
“The scientific name for southern magnolia is Magnolia grandiflora, or big flower,” continue Low. “The large, shiny leaves are evergreen so it’s one of the few broadleaf plants that has leaves even in the middle of winter. It’s a very adaptable plant and I happen to love it.”
Check out this magnolia, 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.