Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), USA

Tree 205

Planted by:

Bishop Martin D. Wells

Biblical Votum :

Revelation 22,2: "... through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants3 will worship him."

Tree species:

Mespilus germanica – Common Medlar

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On January 4th, 2015, Bishop Martin D. Wells (at the tree) planted a common medlar tree on behalf of the Washington-Idaho Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This took place during a study trip with members of other synods of the ELCA.

Planting the partner tree :

On February 10th, 2017, Bishop Martin Wells planted an Oregon white oak tree as partner tree for his synod on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Trees for three other synods in the Pacific Northwest region of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were planted at the same time. Local native tree species were intentionally chosen for the partner trees, which can be found at the southwest end of the campus. Many members of the faculty, staff, and students attended the planting ceremony. Pictured (from left): Bishop Richard Jaech, Bishop Martin Wells, Bishop Kirby Unti, University President Thomas W. Krise, and Shelly Wickstrom).

Location of the tree :

This tree is located in the :
Luthergarten Andreasbreite
Location of the Luther Garden :
Between Wallstraße, Kurfürstenring (formerly Hallesche Straße) and Elbstraße
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