A Tree So Sweet, It’s Named For A Pastry

A Tree So Sweet, It’s Named For A Pastry

Trees don’t need to be the site of a momentous and historic occurrence. Take the case of the Cupcake Tree in Austin. The wide branches of this oak hold a simple and happy story.

As a reader wrote to us, “Below are pictures of the ‘Cupcake Tree,’ an enormous live oak growing on the playground at Pease Elementary in Austin, Texas. ┬áThe children call it the Cupcake Tree because it is a favorite place to enjoy birthday treats that children bring to share with their classmates.”

It’s just one of countless little stories that demonstrate how natural wonders enhance our communities.

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX, is where the children of this school eat cupcakes

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX, is where the children of this school eat cupcakes

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX, is where the children of this school eat cupcakes

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX

Cupcake Tree, Austin, TX