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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.