The Lee Oak Heritage Tree in Canby, Oregon, was celebrated on April 8, 2016. A crowd of about 60 people attended, including four generations descended from Philander and Anna Lee, who planted the tree some 146 years ago.
Canby Mayor Brian Hodson, OTIC/OTE Executive Director Nancy DeSouza, Chair Carol Palmer of the Canby Historic Review Board, and members of the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee gave presentations.
As the 68th tree to be honored by Oregon’s official Heritage Tree Program, the enormous specimen is healthy and strong, and remains a living historical landmark in the City of Canby. For more about the Lee Oak Tree, read the in-depth article in the 2016 edition of Deep Roots.
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