Oregon Heritage Tree summer gallery
At their 2015 summer meeting, the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee met at the farm of the late Peter McDonald. McDonald was a former long-time tree committee member. His century-old hazelnut farm was the perfect meeting spot for heritage tree lovers. Jill McDonald (McDonald’s wife) invited the committee to meet on the veranda that overlooks the Willamette River from the old farm house.
Committee members were ushered around the property by William, the McDonald’s wire-haired terrier. Oregon Travel Information Council Members Charlotte Lehan and Ed Washington were interviewed by OTE about their contributions to Oregon history and OTE’s heritage programs. A memorial bench crafted by tree committee member Doug Grafe now overlooks the dappled lawn and old-growth Douglas firs—where at McDonald’s request—his ashes were laid to rest.
Links to more on OTE’s Heritage Programs
- Find out more about committee activities by visiting our meeting and minutes page to review the heritage program’s meeting agendas, proposed nominations, and minutes.
- Find out about what happens to heritage trees that have succumbed to rot or disease.
- Let your mind wander through the Oregon Heritage Tree map page.
Summertime Image Gallery
Enter the image gallery by clicking on the first image, then use the mouse to click through to the next image. You can stop and enlarge by clicking on the “view the full size” button on bottom right hand corner of the gallery. Exit the gallery at any time by hitting your keyboard’s “esc” key.