The sculpture is located on the westbound side of Interstate 80, (also known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) about 95 miles west of Salt Lake City. The inscription on the trunk of the tree is from Schiller's 'Ode to Joy' from the choral climax of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Near the base of the tree are several spherical elements reminiscent of fallen leaves.
Located about 26 miles east of West Wendover, Utah
Jurisdiction: Utah Department of Transportation
IF YOU GO: Technically, you're not supposed to stop on the highway, so the best way is to enjoy from a distance
WHEN TO VISIT: Year-round, although the light is more dramatic in the fall and spring months and it's not nearly as hot as during the summer months.
Despite warning signs 'Emergency Parking Only,'
it is common to see people wandering around the sculpture.
Photographed by Jerry Kendrick, June 21, 2004