There once was a tree in central park - a 100-year-old Willow tree. This tree was set on fire in 1985. At that time, it was unknown whether the willow would survive or not. This piece tells the story of the Crack Willow. While not native to Colorado, the Crack Willow has made a home here, specifically along the Boulder Creek. It has been through some traumatic experiences - fire, flood, and construction, and it perseveres through intelligent design. The 100-year-old Willow may have met its demise through any of those means, or it may live on. This diagram display follows the path of a Crack Willow tree through fire, flood, and park construction. The timeline is through the lens of the tree itself, as displayed through the rings (age) of the tree. Any of these external forces could have destroyed the tree, and rather than stating one as the destructive factor, it is left to the viewer to contemplate the idea.