Two Harbors residents, and others who frequent the North Shore of Lake Superior, have lamented the loss of the landmark Honking Tree, a towering white pine on Hwy. 61 that was felled by vandals in April.
Residents used to honk when they passed the tree, symbolizing a safe return home from Duluth and points south.
Now the Black Woods Bar & Grille in Two Harbors — whose logo includes an image of the tree — is raising money with a spaghetti dinner to help pay for some kind of memorial,says the Lake County News-Chronicle. Residents have talked about preserving the trunk or planting another tree.
The restaurant will donate $3 to the Honking Tree Fund for every spaghetti meal sold from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Donations to the Honking Tree Fund can also be made directly to The Lake Bank, 613 First Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616.