OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Britt Sequoia

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 in Heritage Tree Details |

Sequoiadendron giganteum

On March 22, 1862, the day of his son Emil’s birth, Peter Britt planted this Giant Sequoia by his home. Britt was a pioneer photographer, skilled horticulturist, and leader in Southern Oregon’s lucrative fruit industry. From its vantage point, this majestic tree has witnessed the unfolding of Jacksonville’s rich history — the gold rush prosperity of the mid 1800s, the decline at the turn of the century and the current restoration and revitalization.

Tree facts

  • Approx. height: 205′
  • Planted in: 1862
  • Circumference: 18′
  • Dedicated on: April 6, 1998

Visit this tree

It is located in the historic Peter Britt Gardens on First Street in Jacksonville.

Our central office in Salem is currently closed until further notice. You can call us at 503-378-4508 with requests and inquiries.Find out more →
+