It's on 25th and Columbia, next to the Islamic School of Seattle. Its main branches reach for the sky with an enthusiasm you might find in the mind of a man who thinks that the sky is really something else. The tree’s roots are muscular. They don’t love the earth as much as make sure it’s not going anywhere soon. The roots refuse to trust the ground of this spinning world. The roots appear to suffer from an acute sense of the impermanence of things. But instead of surrendering to the hard facts of life, which is exactly what a dandelion is all about (a total surrender to the slightest force, the slightest wind), the roots of this big tree are holding on with the might of a death-defying giant.