POLL: Vote For The Official Liberty State Tree by Liberty State Press | May 23, 2019 | Poll | 25 comments Make your voice heard by voting for your favorite option for the Liberty State tree. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) 25 Comments Judith D Prescott on May 23, 2019 at 5:53 pm We should have been able to provide input on some trees. Maybe a fruit tree would have been nice since we are the apple capital. Reply HD Prescott on May 23, 2019 at 9:22 pm Who decided on these 4 trees? My way of thinking would be, why not be a little more symbolic by using the cherry tree. It would be a pie in the face to the left side of the state ( as you see it on the map) to use the words of George Washington himself, I cannot tell a lie father, I cut down the cherry tree. The west side is full of lies and corruption and the cherry tree would be our symbol of truth. Reply Walter Arlt on May 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm To me it is either the tamarack, Douglas Fir or the Pine tree. They cover all of Eastern Washington forests in massive numbers. North, East and Southern parts of Liberty and all are natural growth trees. Reply DAVID KJACK on May 24, 2019 at 3:31 am Douglas Fir Reply Jim Brown on May 24, 2019 at 7:53 am Douglas Fir Reply Craig Lingel on May 24, 2019 at 9:00 am The Giant Sequoias are the most beautiful and longest living trees we could choose, please offer them if possible. Reply Judith D Prescott on May 26, 2019 at 10:06 am They are beautiful but they are a Californian tree. As far as I know and from what I can find we do not have any in Eastern Washington. Thank you for your input though. Reply Laura Rightmyer on August 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm I have one in my yard in Kingston WA. My day brought it from CA about 17 yrs ao it was a foot then now its about 40 feet! I’m all for Liberty state & I’d move here in heartbeat. Or you stay WA & they change their name to Lalaland. That works also. I’ve been working out here couple months and I don’t miss Lalaland at all! Reply Gerry on July 20, 2019 at 11:39 pm Sequoias are majestic but I don’t think we have them here in Washington. A state tree needs to be one that is common to the state. I voted for the Tamarack, but probably the apple or ponderosa would be more representative… Reply JAMES E BRAMELL on May 24, 2019 at 1:12 pm My suggestion would be the apple or cherry tree. Reply Amy on May 24, 2019 at 5:22 pm The ponderosa pine is able to live in dry climates like Liberty, is drought-tolerant, somewhat fire-resistant, and can live for centuries. Also, Lewis and Clark wrote about it in their journals and it was utilized by Native Americans. https://washingtondnr.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/five-things-to-know-about-the-ponderosa-pine/ http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/sep/11/landmarks-ponderosa-pine-250-years-old/ https://www.nps.gov/lecl/learn/nature/ponderosa-pine.htm Reply Morgan Jonsdottir on May 24, 2019 at 5:25 pm I would nominate the Birch Tree as it is all white. Reply Neil Fulwiler on May 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm Like the Tamarack. It is native and renews itself each year. Reply Galen Sorenson- Asotin County Co-Captain on May 24, 2019 at 7:31 pm The selection of the Tamarack (Western Larch) is the best choice as it is not an Evergreen Conifer-the current state tree of Washington. The vision of the Tamarack as it resurrects in the Spring after the Winters end illustrates for us the renewal of life that occurs every day, as new life springs forth. The rise of the State of Liberty is a resurrection of the values of Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness(Property), and of course the Rule of Law-God’s Natural Law. I vote hurray for the new 51st State of Liberty TREE-the graceful and resilient Tamarack!! Reply Stravo Lukos on May 25, 2019 at 8:47 am Having lived on both sides of the mountains, my biggest impression was the grand Ponderosa Pine dominates this region. It’s native, almost never seen on the “other side,” & is one tough tree. The wood is valuable, it’ll withstand fires, & it’s beautiful to boot. I choose the Ponderosa! Reply William A. Reichlin on May 26, 2019 at 7:32 am I agree. They can be found in some of the most adverse growing conditions, tenaciously rooted to the ground defying gravity. Reply Robert R Jacobson on May 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm I would vote for the Red Delicious Apple tree. Reply Kay Doolittle on May 26, 2019 at 1:19 am Inland Douglas Fir, otherwise known as a “Red Fir”. Reply Dan Curtis on May 26, 2019 at 10:58 am Apple tree would make a better statement of who we are! Reply Charles Hammer on May 28, 2019 at 7:31 am Douglas fir or Ponderosa pine Reply Susan M Fleischman on May 29, 2019 at 1:39 pm Tamarac, Larch or Ponderosa both are majestic! Reply John Querin on May 30, 2019 at 10:04 am I feel the Western Larch is the perfect choice for Liberty State. Reply Greg on June 9, 2019 at 11:44 am Went with the Water Birch (Bend don’t Break). Was hoping the Artemisia tridentata (Giant Sagebrush) was listed. Crazy darn outliers! Reply Gerry Matheson on July 20, 2019 at 11:49 pm What is the Netleaf Hackberry? Never even heard of it. Not a very impressive tree. Not a very nice sounding name. Why or how is it leading the poll? Reply Charles Reed on September 26, 2019 at 9:44 pm Ponderosa Pine, tenacious and hardy. Its seen throughout Liberty State. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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