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Hanley Farm Willow

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

Salix babylonica

In 1860, Martha Hanley planted this weeping willow to commemorate the birth of her son. The willow cutting was obtained from the pioneer Luelling Nursery in the Willamette Valley and delivered by Martha’s friend Kit Kearney, an express rider, who stuck it in a potato to keep it from drying out. The tree flourished and the Hanley farmstead eventually became know as “The Willows.”

Tree facts

  • Approx. height: 30′
  • Planted in: 1860
  • Circumference: 7′ 10″
  • Dedicated on: April 11, 2008
  • Crown: 44′

Visit this tree

The Historic Hanley Farm is owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society. It is located at 1053 Hanley Road (Hwy 238) just north of Jacksonville.

Hanley Farm Willow Audio Tour