A sign robustly attached to a tree sited near the summit of Panoramic Way in Berkeley raises all sorts of philosophical, as well as more mundane, questions.

Can a tree be responsible or affable? And, if so, how can this particular one — which, observation confirms, deserves its high score for climbability and perchability — have failed so miserably on the former but shone on the latter?

And who, we ponder, took the time to create this sign with the impressively neat handwriting (A-)?

Readers, we rely on you for answers.

[Hat-tip: Alan Saldich for pointing us in the direction of the tree and its sign.]

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...