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Lonesome Hickory

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

Carya ovata

Mary Louisa Black planted this shagbark hickory near her home in 1866 from nuts she carried from Missouri on the Oregon Trail in 1865. Of the nuts she planted, two grew into trees, This tree is the lone survivor of snow, summer heat and Rogue River flooding and the only shagbark hickory in the area.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 18′
  • Age: 131 years
  • Circumference: 4′
  • Dedicated on: April 6, 1998

Visit this tree

It is located in Jackson County, one mile south of Shady Cove, next to State Highway 62.