Northwest Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), USA

Tree 232

Planted by:

Mark Johnson and Virginia Garrison

Biblical Votum :

Psalm 96,11-12: " Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy ..."

Tree species:

Cydonia oblonga - Quince Tree

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On September 26th, 2014, former Synod Council member Mark Johnson (5th from left) and former congregational deacon Ms. Virginia Garrison of Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma, Washington, planted a quince tree on behalf of the Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. They belonged to a delegation of members of various congregations under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Kevin Bates (right) of Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington.

Planting the partner tree :

On February 10th, 2017, Bishop Kirby Unti 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 Bishop 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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