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

Tree 204

Planted by:

Bishop Richard Jaech

Biblical Votum :

1. John 3,2: "Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears1 we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is."

Tree species:

Prunus domestica 'Große Grüne Reneklode' - Plum Tree

Planting in the Luther Garden :

On January 4th, 2015, Bishop Richard Jaech (with spade at the tree) planted a plum tree on behalf of the Southwest Wisconsin 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 Richard Jaech 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
Tree 204
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