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Frank Lockyear Memorial Cedar Grove

Posted on: September 24th, 2011 in Heritage Tree Details |

Thuja plicata

This grove of western red cedars was planted in 1934, the first of hundreds of tree plantings organized by Lockyear in a life dedicated to reforestation.

Lockyear lead Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth organizations in making many major tree plantings throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 1973 he founded the non-profit ReTree International to plant trees worldwide and to involve and educate youth about the importance of trees to our planet. ReTree International has spread Lockyear’s passion for reforestation to over 50 countries around the world.

In 1991, Lockyear received a Point of Light award from President George Bush. ReTree International survives its founder (1913-2001) and continues to sponsor and organize tree planting projects.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 80′ – 100′
  • Age: 70 years
  • Circumference: 50″ – 90″
  • Dedicated on: October 22, 2004

Visit these trees

The grove is located southeast of Estacada. From North Fork Reservoir on State Highway 224, go 7.6 miles east on Forest Service Road 4610, then north .35 miles on Forest Service Road 4613 to where the North Fork of the Clackamas River crosses under the road. The grove is about 100 yards northwest of the road.