According to his son Edwin, who nominated this tree because of its unusual form,
Dr. Phil Barker grafted a European hornbeam onto the parent to make this odd-shaped tree. He called it his “chinning tree”, and hung flower pots from the horizontal branch.
It seems that Treebeard from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings has arrived in Davis. You can see it at 405 Antioch Dr.