We had occasion to be at Washington Park again this fall, and I was surprised to see that the tree was still there. But sadly, the intervening 34 years have not been kind to it - tho still in place, it is sagging downward, and it has died.
One other thing is apparent in these two pictures... the technology of photography has changed dramatically over those years. The first picture was taken as a 35 mm Kodachrome slide. The second was a snapshot taken on my iPhone. Clearly 35 mm format slide film with a 250 mm zoom lens beats the pants off of an iPhone, digitally zoomed out to the max. Nevertheless, I'll probably never go back to toting around a big heavy camera bag full of expensive lenses. The convenience of having the camera in my pocket wherever I go is for me an overwhelming advantage.