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Maple Leaf's famous cherry tree near peak bloom

March 29th, 2014 by Mike

Earlier this morning the neighbors who own Maple Leaf’s heritage cherry tree posted new photos.

You can see them at the tree’s own Facebook page.

The tree, believed to be between 80 and 100 years old, is on the corner of Northeast 90th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast.

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Maple Leaf’s famous cherry tree near peak bloom

March 29th, 2014 by Mike

Earlier this morning the neighbors who own Maple Leaf’s heritage cherry tree posted new photos.

You can see them at the tree’s own Facebook page.

The tree, believed to be between 80 and 100 years old, is on the corner of Northeast 90th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast.

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Maple Leaf heritage tree gets own Facebook page

April 25th, 2012 by Mike

Photos courtesy Dawn Siegel

We reported back in January on the Heritage Trees of Maple Leaf. Now one of them has become more famous.

Dawn emails:

We are excited to announce that our flowering cherry Prunus x yedoenisis “Akebono” has been awarded Best in Neighborhood by the Heritage Tree organization, a division of Plant Amnesty. The tree is believed to be between 80 and 100 years old.

The tree is on the corner of Northeast 90th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. Dawn says they get so many questions about the tree that they have created a Facebook fan page, here.

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Maple Leaf's own heritage trees

January 14th, 2012 by Mike

Seattle has posted an online map of our “urban forest,” including specially recognized “heritage trees.”

Maple Leaf has three of them, including this Akebono Cherry, which the city says has a diameter of 32 inches.

Heritage trees, first recognized here in 1996, must meet these criteria:

Specimen: A tree of exceptional size, form, or rarity.

Historic: A tree recognized by virtue of its age, its association with or contribution to a historic structure or district, or its association with a noted person or historic event.

Landmark: Trees that are landmarks of a community.

Collection: Trees in a notable grove, avenue, or other planting.

Interestingly, the grove of trees at the old Waldo Hospital along 15th Avenue Northeast is not included in the program. The Maple Leaf Community Council and the Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School, which currently occupies the property, won an Audubon award for preserving those trees.

Want to nominate a tree? Online Format

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Maple Leaf’s own heritage trees

January 14th, 2012 by Mike

Seattle has posted an online map of our “urban forest,” including specially recognized “heritage trees.”

Maple Leaf has three of them, including this Akebono Cherry, which the city says has a diameter of 32 inches.

Heritage trees, first recognized here in 1996, must meet these criteria:

Specimen: A tree of exceptional size, form, or rarity.

Historic: A tree recognized by virtue of its age, its association with or contribution to a historic structure or district, or its association with a noted person or historic event.

Landmark: Trees that are landmarks of a community.

Collection: Trees in a notable grove, avenue, or other planting.

Interestingly, the grove of trees at the old Waldo Hospital along 15th Avenue Northeast is not included in the program. The Maple Leaf Community Council and the Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School, which currently occupies the property, won an Audubon award for preserving those trees.

Want to nominate a tree? Online Format

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