17 thoughts on “POLL: Vote For The Official Liberty State Tree

  1. 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.

    1. The Giant Sequoias are the most beautiful and longest living trees we could choose, please offer them if possible.

      1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

    1. I agree. They can be found in some of the most adverse growing conditions, tenaciously rooted to the ground defying gravity.

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