Behold! The Vashon Island Bicycle Tree!

One of the Seven Wonders of the Pacific Northwest!  It was left there in 1954 by a kid who didn’t want it and the rest is botanical history. Honest!

  • bear

    Yes, but do you have a photograph of C. Brown’s Kite eating tree?

  • Glenn

    Berkeley Breathed wrote a delightful Christmas story about this bicycle called “Ranger Came Calling.”

  • TheodoreSeeber

    I am strongly thinking about putting my son’s old bike in a tree, just to see what happens. On the down side, did you just reveal the hidden island?

    • chezami

      Nope. Different island.

  • Marthe Lépine

    Was the kid ever asked to pay a fine for littering?

  • JJG

    That’s all well and good, but what about the endangered Pacific Northwest tree octopus?

  • Rosemarie


    So, is this like the opposite of the Giving Tree? Rather than giving selflessly to little boys, does this tree grab their toys away from them? I mean, if there’s a giving tree then there must be a taking tree somewhere, too, right? Doesn’t metaphysics demand it?