Historically, the intersection of Robie Street and Quinpool Road has been known as the Willow Tree, due to the landmark in the median: Several years ago, a second willow tree was planted, in the hope that it would fill the shoes of its ancestor. Alas, in 2014 a local bystander reported on the sudden demise of willow tree 2.
Willow tree 3 was planted in November 2015. Did it survive vehicles, snowplows, road salt, and drought? Unfortunately, no.