The Pacific Madrones are flowering. They're in the same family as manzanita, but much larger. This one is covered in flowers right now. I think it may be blooming with some extra vigor because it has a fungal infection in its leaves, which is why some have those dark spots. It's a giant, hardy tree, so I'm fairly certain it will weather it just fine.
It has paper-like bark on its smooth trunk and grows edible berries that were used as medicine by the native Ta'no'm band of Yuki Native Americans who were the original stewards of this land until they were brutally driven off of it in the mid-1800s by settlers looking for land to graze cattle.
Some of these trees have been here since that time, and I like to stop and remember the people who loved and tended this land a hundred years before I was born.