Katherine Kitching’s biggest Study Tree, a massive Red Oak she chose in 1992, in 2021
The Macoun Club launched its Study-Tree project in the autumn of 1991. All these trees are in a 10-acre hardwood forest on the west side of the Macoun Field Club’s nature-study-area in Ottawa’s western greenbelt (Stony Swamp). Almost every Macoun member since then (and this is 2022) has chosen one or more trees. We don’t mark them in any way, yet to this day, Rob Lee knows those trees by the names of the kids who chose them. He keeps track of them, too. and this page brings you up to date. But only for trees chosen before 10 years ago, at which point those kids would now be over age 18 and it would be OK to use their full names.
Some children pick other things to “study” such as a moss or sedge clump, a boulder or a seasonal pond in the woods, and these too are acceptable within the limits of the project.
If you have gone back but weren’t been able to find your tree, contact Rob at email@example.com.
Trees that were alive when chosen, and for as long as they live, even if just barely, they are featured in green type. Those that have either died, or were dead, or were even logs when chosen, appear in reddish-brown type.
The people who chose the trees are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the following letters to advance to the first names beginning with that letter:
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- Mackenzie Burns’ Leatherwood shrub: Chosen on Sept. 27, 2007. It is almost the only survivor out of hundreds that thrived in this forest — the others, like Karl Grenke’s Seven, were all browsed to death by White-tailed Deer in the few years on either side of 2000. It flowers every spring, right into 2022.
- Madeleine Poirier’s disappearing Basswood clump: Chosen on Sept. 17, 2005, when only a single, split trunk still stood out of the three or four massive ones it used to have. That last one fell down before another year had passed. In 2011, the two fairly intact logs were gradually breaking down, sagging into the low places in the ground. They were still covered with bark. In 2016, the logs have lost their form, but a 6-foot tall stub still stood
- Marc Anger’s Red Oak: This 12-inch diameter tree was chosen on Oct. 23, 2010. (Location hint: 40 ft N of the Centipede Cedar)
- Margaret Burke’s White Birch: Already a log, recently fallen into the swamp, when chosen in 1996 or 1997. In 2018, it persisted as a white tube of bark with soft and sinking insides.
- Mark Hickman’s Red Oak pair. This tree is heavily pruned every September by Porcupines fattening up on acorns, but it vigorously puts out new foliage ever year, right into 2022.
- Mark Hickman’s Sugar Maple: Chosen as a pre-Junior on Apr 29, 1993, because a ravenous Porcupine was stripping the crown branches of buds. It survived that, and has been vigorous ever since, flowering in 2002 and 2006, and flourishing into the summer of 2021.
- Mark Oudin’s Red Oak: One part of the deeply split trunk fell on or before July 20, 1998 and lies on the ground, little changed except that the bark has fallen off, and moss is starting to grow in small patches. The rest of the tree remains vigorous, right into the spring of 2022.
- Mark Woodley’s Basswood: Chosen Oct. 14, 1995 — the famous “Basswood 18*18.” Ten years later it died and fell down. Little remains in 2022.
- Mary-Jane Maloney’s Bur Oak: A big tree, chosen on Nov. 3, 2007. It did well until May 21, 2022, when the powerful windstorm that flattened whole swaths of forest pushed it over.
- Matthew Day’s Sugar Maple: A triple, chosen Jan. 18, 1992. (117*270)
- Matthew Godsoe’s White Birch pair: Chosen Sept. 26, 1992, both trunks led pretty much normal lives until 2014. Then, the NW member died, and the other one had only tiny leaves up top. In 2015, both stood dead, but a thicket of epicormic shoots sprang up at the base. In May, 2016, all parts were clearly dead, and the treetops had lost their fine twigs. In the spring of 2021, both trunks had been reduced to rotten stubs; in the autumn, they lay on the ground.
- Matthieu Oudin’s American Elm: A double tree, already long dead when he chose it on Mar. 14, 1998, because a Hairy Woodpecker was drilling holes into the side of this dead tree. By July 20, both trunks had fallen, one N past Lorin’s Ash, one part S. Both logs were fairly intact on the forest floor in 2014.
- Matthew Schlacter’s Sugar Maples: Matthew chose two 5-inch-tall seedlings on Sept. 18, 2004, at the end of Kathleen Burke’s log. Deer ate them both the next year.
- Michael Berg’s American Beech: Chosen Nov. 30, 1991. It developed some kind of disease in the trunk, resulting in the bark starting to fall off the south side. Woodpeckers began to drill holes about 10 feet up in 2006. Nonetheless, it put out good foliage every year, right into 2016. That year a Pileated Woodpecker made a nest hole in the trunk and in late May was incubating eggs. In 2018 the tree looked unwell; in 2022, the loss of forest all around in the windstorm of May 21st exposed to view a long, rotting wound running up the SW side of the trunk.
- Michael Oda’s Bitternut Hickory: Already a famous landmark when chosen on Nov. 23, 1991, it seemed healthy but the hollow trunk buckled a year later. It was found fallen on Sept. 24, 1992. It lived for a time, flowered, and produced nuts. It was still green on Oct. 10, 1993, but soon died. Only a few uncertain traces of rotted wood remained in 2016.
- Max Schwering’s Yellow Birch: A sapling chosen Nov. 3, 2007. Digging with our fingers revealed that it had sprouted on a rotting log, which had pretty much sunk into the ground. The severe drought of 2012 pushed it close to the brink; by the time the rains resumed in mid-August, all its leaves had become crisp. It recovered when other saplings died, and was still alive in 2021.
- Michael Oda’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991, just 15 feet from his friend, Hugo’s, big Ash tree. It took part in the species’ mass flowering events of 2002 and 2006. To all appearances, it leads an uneventful life, right into 2020.
- Michael Ryan’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991. It was healthy in the fall of 2021. (Location hint: behind (SE of) Katherine’s Triple Basswood.)
- Michelle Caputo’s Basswood: Chosen in 1998 or 1999 as a companion to its neighbour, Katherine Lapointe’s Basswood. Michelle’s tree was the tastier of the two, at least to Porcupines. Its crown had been repeatedly pruned by these huge rodents, leaving it with a reduced capacity for growth. We do not know if it was the same age as Katherine’s tree, but if so, Porcupines made it smaller. Ironically, it was being big that was the doom of Katherine’s tree; Michelle’s was still standing and alive in 2021. On May 21, 2022, however, the intense windstorm that swept into the Ottawa Valley toppled it to the east. (It remained alive and flowering, however, in June; in late July, it had produced the usual nutlets while lying on the ground.)
- Mikheila Poitevin’s Sugar Maple: Chosen on Sept. 18, 2004, this medium-sized tree still lived 18 years later, in 2017.
- Molly Currie’s White Birch: Chosen Sept. 26, 1992. It continues to leaf out every year; we last looked at it in the summer of 2022. (Location hint: 189*87)
In 2011, Morgan was intrigued by the fungal canker up in this Sugar Maple
Morgan McAteer’s Sugar Maple: Chosen on Oct. 1, 2011, when it was 8 inches in diameter. Morgan found the open-mouthed, flaring wound well up the trunk (a fungal canker) appealing. It looks little different in 2022.
- Morgan Rowe’s Eastern White Pine (“Pine 1”): Chosen 10 months after it had fallen down, on Oct. 17, 1998. The tree had been weakened by Carpenter Ants that got in where a Porcupine had chewed away the bark about 8 feet up, and by a Pileated Woodpecker that drilled a big hole to remove them, but it took the ice-storm of January 1998 to bring it down. Both barkless stub and log remain as part of the forest scene in 2021.
- Morgan Rowe’s Spruce: Chosen Nov. 1, 1997, this 32-inch-high spruce was about 8 ft. SW of Susan’s Cedar. It was cut down by a Beaver in 2010; in 2011 only a short little stump remains, with Beaver tooth-marks.
- Nathan Jubb’s spruce: Chosen Nov. 1, 1997, this 24-inch-tall Eastern White Spruce was 8 ft. S of Susan’s Cedar – the most southerly of a group of four little spruces.0 All of them were cut down and taken away by a Beaver in 2010. Only the little stump remains.
- Natasha Sim’s Balsam Fir: Chosen on Sept. 15, 2001. This tree never got any taller than 2 inches! But it persevered, until a passing deer nibbled it bare in the winter of 2008. It never put out another needle after that. In 2011, not a trace of it could be found.
Nathan Jason-Byerley and his Study Cedar
Nathan Jason-Byerley’s White Cedar: Chosen Sept. 30, 2006. It has always been a healthy tree, even if all the limbs on the lower half of the trunk have died for lack of sunlight in the thickness of the forest. For years it sported a baseball-sized burl on a pencil-thin root exposed at the soil surface. It still looked healthy in the spring of 2021, but invasive earthworms have stripped the soil away from the roots around the trunk. It survived the windstorm of May 21, 2022.
- Nathan Jason-Byerley’s White Pine: Chosen just after its violent death, on July 6, 2006. The tree had been struck by lightning and great splinters 10 and 15 feet long had been blasted out of the trunk; they lay here and there for 40 feet around. The top lay on the ground below the gaping stub of a trunk, its needles wilting. All the parts were still visible 15 years later, in 2021. (Location hint: beside the unauthorized trail leading NE out of our Study Tree Woods.)
- Nell Letourneau’s White Ash: This small tree (7 inches in diameter) got bent over to the ground in the ice storm of 1998. It sprang back halfway when the ice melted, but remained curved over to the horizontal. When Nell chose it, on Sept. 20, 2003, small branches on the upper side were growing straight up. In 2016, they formed a row of “saplings” 25 feet up in the air. In 2021, the tree had died and the horizontal part had fallen to the ground.
- Nicholas Jorre de St. Jorre’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Sept. 30, 2006. It was just a sapling, but had been uprooted and lay, still alive, on its side. It subsequently died, but 10 years later could still be seen, a barkless log supported off the ground.
- Nick Lapointe’s Large-toothed Aspen: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991. Some dead branches were noted on May 8, 1999. Yet it flowered every April until 2006; the catkins waved in the wind one last time. Leaves came out on only part of the tree, life retreated to a single branch, and finally the last leaves shriveled and turned brown in August, 2006. At the same time, wood-boring beetles began spilling sawdust out of holes in the trunk. The crown of the tree fell to earth in September of 2008, leaving a tall snag. From 2006 until 2011 a neighbouring tree was leaning hard against the upper trunk, but it is proved to be a sturdy tree and outlasted its trouble; it stood free again in 2012 and remained so in 2018. But most of the trunk had lost its bark. In 2019, it lay flat. It was still there in 2021.
- Nick Lapointe’s little aspen: A remote sucker off the roots of his big tree; chosen June 20, 1992. Like all the other root sprouts (Solange’s, William’s) it soon shriveled up and disappeared.
- Nicky Mawson’s Raspberry cane: Chosen on Sept. 18, 2004. The following year, a White-tailed Deer nibbled off all its leaves. It died.
- Noah Porter’s American Beech: Chosen on Sept. 30, 2006, perhaps because it had an intriguing knot-hole right where a child could peer into it. The knot-hole has remained open ever since, and had some mouse-nest material spilling out of it in May, 2016. The tree survived the intense windstorm of May 21, 2022..
- Norie Jephcott’s Red Oak: Chosen on Jan. 28, 1995, when its hollow base sheltered a Porcupine. It eventually died and fell down. Almost the entire trunk persisted, bare and dry, in 2011. But in 2016 the log had started to break up. (Location hint: also Sara Boni’s — see a picture of this tree under her name.)
- Paige Hughes’ Ironwood clump: Chosen on Sept. 13, 2008. Only one of the original three trunks remained alive in the summer of 2022.
- Pascal Lussier’s Basswoods: Chosen Oct. 23, 1992. Four trunks — two upright, and two leaning far east and west. By 2006, only one trunk remained standing, and in 2014 it still bore a healthy crown of leaves. By 2016, however, almost half of the big crown limbs had died. It was still standing in 2020, but may have been dead. In 2021, only a rotting stub about 8 feet tall remains upright.
- Pascal Lussier’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 17, 1992. Two double trunks, the NW member falling so as to lie between the others on or about Aug. 1, 1995; two others collapsing by Aug, 9, 1999. One trunk left alive.
- Pascal Lussier’s White Ash sapling: Chosen on Oct. 17, 1992, when it was as tall as a man. On May 10, 1993, we noticed that its lead shoot was dead; side branches from one year back would have to become the new trunk. They began that process, but on July 23, 1993 we found that someone had reached up and broken off the top 2 1/2 feet; the tree would have to start over. It did, and its first flowers, seen May 8, 1999, showed it to be a female tree. The branches were laden with seeds in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. It was getting bigger every year, and in 2012 it stayed green when all around it were shriveling up in the drought. But we knew its days must be numbered, for in 2013 woodpeckers discovered Emerald Ash Borer larvae under the bark. It foliage was still healthy looking in 2014, but the leaves were small and yellowish in 2015. In May, 2016, it was dead, its bark riddled from top to bottom with Emerald Ash Borer tunnels. In 2022, the 6-inch-diameter trunk rises out of a tangle of Glossy Buckthorn shrubs with ragged bark. It is identifiable by the kink in the trunk where it was broken in 1993.
- Patrick Caron’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Jan. 10, 2006 at ths same time his twin, Julian, chose its twin immediately to the north. These two trees, side by side, have flourished ever since. But like the boys, these are fraternal twins, for one (Julien’s) always turns colour a little before the other. They were both doing fine in 2022.
Patrick gets his first look at his Study Tree in 2010
Patrick Dunlop-Ellis’ Sugar Maple: A mature tree with a double sprout on the north side. Chosen on Dec. 4, 2010. Looking up, we saw from the torn wood that half the crown had been broken out by the ice storm of 1998. It survived the intense windstorm of May 21st, 2022 unscathed. (Location hint: 40 feet N of the “deer exclosure” fence)
- Peter Gray’s lodged Sugar Maple clump: Chosen in the fall of 1998. It slowly rotted and settled to the ground.
- Peter Gray’s lone lodged Sugar Maple: Chosen Nov. 14, 1998, 10 ft. N of the clump.
- Peter Griggs’ White Ash: Chosen Nov. 18, 2006, when this tree had already been reduced to a stark splinter 25 feet tall. It still stood upright in 2016, but is nothing but logs in 2022. (Location hint: just SW of Katherine Kitching’s Triple Basswood.)
- Philippe Belley’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 30, 1999, this tree flowered in 2002, 2006 and 2020, and it has remained healthy into the spring of 2022. But the intense windstorm of May 21, 2022 tipped it over at a 45º angle into the crown of a Silver Maple just west of Luke Porter’s study tree of that same species.
- Rebecca Armstrong’s Sugar Maple: A sapling, chosen Sept. 19, 1998. It is alive and slowly growing bigger, last being checked on August 13, 2022. (also Jiliane’s)
- Rebecca Danard’s Basswood pair: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991. The N member of the pair, a dead stub, had fallen as of Sept. 25, 2000. The other fell in November, 2006. Both logs were still evident in 2016.
- Rebecca Danard’s Basswood sprout: Chosen June 7, 1992. It was in declining health by 2003; on July 18th it had only 24 big leaves, vs. 40 ten years earlier. It died, and was uprooted with the parent tree when Francis’ maple fell on them in February, 2006. (Location hint: 8 ft NW of her pair.)
- Rebecca Danard’s Striped Maples: Chosen Oct. 23, 1992. They were measured and studied, and one by one died of some fungal disease affecting the trunks. We think the species no longer exists in the Study Area.
- Rebecca Danard’s Study Pool: Chosen by June 11, 1993, when water filled the hollow left by Solange’s big Ash tree being uprooted. It will probably last for hundreds of years.
- Rob Lee’s leaning Hop Hornbeam: Chosen Oct. 28, 1991. Though leafless, he thought it was alive because it had buds. But they never leafed out the following spring. It toppled on Sept. 23, or 24, 1992. Rob counted the exposed annual rings and got 80 years. By 2002, the bottom 10 feet of the log had rotted away.
- Rob Lee’s Hop Hornbeam sapling: Chosen Oct. 30, 1991, because it had a paper-wasp nest on one slender branch. It is an elusive tree, easily blending in with the background of other Hop Hornbeam saplings, so we know little about it.
- Rob Lee’s resprouting Hop Hornbeam: First noted in 1988, when a deer raked its antlers up and down the trunk so vigorously that it killed the upper part of the tree, which had been as tall as a man could reach. A bud at the base sprouted and by 2010 had grown to be taller than the original. But a new buck has also grown up, and the side of the new sapling has been scarred again in 2010. The wounds were minor, however, so the tree continues to thrive and grow well into 2022. However, several basal sprouts had popped up in May, 2016.
- Rob Lee’s tallest Hop Hornbeam: Chosen Oct. 19, 1991. He made a measurement suggesting it was 62 feet tall. It continued to live an unremarkable life, right into the summer of 2017. But it has died, and in 2021 fell to the south.
- Rob Lee’s 19 Sugar Maple seedlings: All within 1 square foot, chosen July 23, 1993, when just a few months old. They did well through the rest of the 1990s, but by then the expanding deer population was scouring the woods for food and ate their leaves. In 2001, only 4 were left alive; in 2005, three. Only one remained alive in 2006, with a single leaf no bigger than a thumbnail. By August of that year, this last survivor was dead.
- Robbie Stewart’s Sugar Maple: This sapling looks like a sprout on the side of a bigger tree, inside the experimental deer exclosure fence. Robbie chose it on Nov. 6, 2004. It survived the drought of 2012, and was as healthy as any other in July, 2014. And just like every other maple, its leaves were speckled with tiny holes eaten by a microfungus. It leafed out again in 2016. but in 2017 only a small side branch remained alive. In 2019 not only was it dead, but so was it’s parent tree (which had broken 15 feet above the ground and hung dangerously). It still hung there in the autumn of 2021, but lay on the ground in the spring of 2022.
- Robin Keeley’s Hop Hornbeam: Chosen Oct. 14, 1995, when it was 4 feet tall. We presume it was browsed to death by deer, for no trace of it could be found in August, 2011. (Just W of Susan’s Leatherwoods.)
- Robyn Newhook’s American Beech: Chosen on Sept. 15, 2007, when the two trunks, joined at the base, were about an inch in diameter and 15 feet tall. It grows in a low place that floods a little every spring. One of the two trunks, the larger one, was bent almost to the ground and splintered by falling trees in the intense windstorm of May 21, 2022.. The smaller one was pulled down almost to the ground, but was undamaged, and Rob stood it back upright again on July 28, 2022.
- Rosie Burke’s Red Oak pair: Chosen Oct. 30, 1999, this tree is still thriving in 2022. (also Mark’s)
- Samir Farah’s Sugar Maple pair: Chosen on June 27, 2009. (Location hint: near the ‘Gnarled Beech.’)
- Samuel Pilon’s White Cedar pair: Chosen on Nov. 3, 2007. One of the two trunks stood upright, but the other one leaned far over to the north.
- Samuel Walker’s White Birch: Chosen Oct. 23, 2010. It still lives in the summer of 2022.
- Sarah Boni’s big Red Oak: Chosen Jan. 18, 1992. By Sept. 6, 1993, the big western limb was dead. It was sagging, but still up on Sept. 25, 2000. In 2011, the trunk lay bare and dry and solid beside a new, unauthorized trail that has developed. In 2016, the log, still dry and hard, was breaking up.
- Sarah Boni’s White Pine seedling: Chosen May 2, 1992. On Aug. 20, 1999, we noticed that it’s foliage must have been completely browsed because there was just one clump of needles on a new sprout halfway up the tiny stem. The sprout flourished that year, but it has never been seen again.
- Sara Potvin’s Butternut: Chosen on Sept. 21, 2002, this tree subsequently died of Butternut Canker Disease. The fungus had killed all but three thin threads of life-sustaining bark at the root collar by 2009, but in August 2011, two of the three divisions of the crown were still living. By 2014, it was dead, and in 2016 had tipped over into another tree, the roots having rotted out.
- Sara Potvin’s White Ash: Chosen May 25, 1996, when it was knee-high. No trace of it could be found in the summer of 2011. (Location hint: 20 ft E of Kim’s Birch, 2 ft SE of a 7″ Hornbeam.)
- Sarah McManus’ Yellow Birch: Chosen Oct. 30, 1999. We observed that it looked as if it had lost half of its limbs in the ice-storm of 1998. But it has recovered, and it has remained in good health right into the summer of 2022.
- Scott Nelm’s Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991. Nine limbs — half the crown — were torn out by the ice-storm of January 1998. Yet it joined in the mass flowering event of 2002, and remained a vigorous part of the forest canopy in 2016. But in May 2017 it was seen to be dead. In 2019 it fell over.
- Severn Day’s Eastern White Spruce: Chosen Sept. 26, 1992, when it was a mossy, well-rotted nurse log with baby cedars sprouting out of it. It was rich reddish brown inside and in a delicate state of decay when passing humans discovered it and kicked it all to pieces for fun.
- Severn Day’s Sugar Maple: Defiantly chosen, with a kick, on Oct. 5, 1991. (Location hint: coordinates 120*215)
- Severn Day’s second Sugar Maple, 5 inches in diameter: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991. (Location hint: 101*197)
- Shawn Henry’s American Elm pair: Dead when chosen on Sept. 26, 1992, these trees both soon fell down. They remained as fairly solid logs on the forest floor two decades later. (Location hint: 19*19e-f)
- Shawn Kiselius’ Sugar Maple: Chosen Sept. 17, 1994 — a tree whose top had recently broken off 40 feet up and, falling, knocked the Two-faced Maple askew. Both the fallen top and the 40-foot snag (which fell in the other direction) could still be seen in 2011; in 2016, only the log.
Simon reaching for old beetle-larva wound 8 feet up on his maple
Simon Dewalt’s Sugar Maple: Chosen on Sept. 18, 2004, this 14-inch diameter tree was still thriving in 2022. The wound on the north side, which was about 8 feet up, was caused decades earlier by the burrowing of a Sugar Maple Borer grub across the cambium. Rot had softened the wood in 2004; in 2022 there is a deep hollow there.
- Simon Richards’ Basswood: Chosen from a picture he was shown, and introduced to his tree on Apr. 29, 2000. It died a year later and subsequently fell down. Rot has reduced it to almost nothing. (Basswood 18*18)
- Simon Wenzowski’s Hop Hornbeam: Chosen Sept. 14, 1996, when it was a sapling. It got bent over in the ice storm of 1998 and the top died, but it sprang back up somewhat. By 2011, one of the lower branches had become the new trunk, not very big yet, but climbing slowly. It still lived as of 2014. (Location hint: 10 ft SE of Shawn’s elm.)
- Solange Courteau’s big Trembling Aspen: Chosen Jan. 18, 1992, when (already dead from a beaver attack) it fell eastward, taking another aspen with it. Both got hung up for years in still other trees. The dead top had started to fall down by Dec. 3, 1993. In 2011, the trunk was red with rot and green with moss; the stump is hidden by sedges growing over the top.
- Solange Courteau’s little aspen: Chosen June 20, 1992, it died back to a basal sprout by July 23, 1993. The sprout’s leaves were still green on Oct. 10th of that year. It was completely dead by Sept. 5, 1994.
- Solange Courteau’s White Ash: Chosen Jan. 18, 1992; a big tree that had been uprooted in 1988 and fallen into the Woodland Pond’s floodplain. It died and after many years, the upturned roots rotted away. In 2011 the soil lifted by those roots had formed a tree-throw mound, and the log was much rotted. In 2015, it broke in two near the base. In 2022, the log is rotting down softly; the mound is becoming green with moss.
- Stefan Gingras’ Sugar Maple: Chosen Oct. 5, 1991, when it was 14 inches in diameter. It was in good health, except that every years since 1989 a Porcupine had chewed away another section of bark at the base. By 1992 it had gone all the way around, and the tree had been girdled. For several years it continued to put out leaves, but more weakly every time. It was still alive in June 1995, but was dead before autumn. Fallen by Oct. 7, 2003.
- Steph (Estafania) Ayala’s Eastern White Spruce: Chosen May 2, 1992. It is thriving to this day, in 2022, but the very tip died years ago. New shoots from side branches have restored its height.
- Stephanie Johnson’s first Sugar Maple: Chosen Sept. 14, 1997, when she climbed up and found a hole filled with water. After about 10 years, the big side limb that made it look like the tree was lurching northward died and crumpled to the ground. The main trunk, past the water-fille hole, was growing vigorously straight upward in 2016 and was still there in 2020. (The landmark once known as “the deranged maple.”)
All photos donated or provided by members and leaders, past and present. Updating and restoring pictures in the summer of 2022.