This may be the last year that Escondido residents will see the iconic tree atop the roof of the former Palomar Medical Center. This view was taken by a drone. According to Palomar Health spokesman Derryl Acosta: “We have to vacate the building by the end of next year so it’s possible it could still be up next year.” Escondido residents have seen and enjoyed this tree for generations. However, the building will be torn down beginning sometime in 2020 by the new owners: Integral Communities out of Encinitas. This is the same company that is developing the old police headquarters site.