Treebeard

treebeard
Treebeard | Nickname | Treebeard is the name we’ve given to the elderly fellow who for years has been a silent, sphinx-like fixture on the patio at Trees Coffee on Granville Street. On account of his big white beard he is also sometimes (understandably) referred to as “Granville Street Santa.”

Usage: “There are few certainties in Vancouver, but rain and Treebeard are among them…”

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  1. Now I am so curious about his back story. Why does he always sit in front of Trees in the same clothes? Someone should do an interview on him.

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