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Pow-Wow Tree

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

Acer macrophyllum

This bigleaf maple is believed to have been a meeting place for local Native Americans since time immemorial, leading to its traditional name.

The Pow-Wow Tree has been the site of many notable events, including the first Clackamas County Fair in 1860, the first Oregon State Fair in 1861, and the Gladstone Pow-Wow Festival in 1937. The tree was dedicated as a Bicentennial Tree in 1979 and has become the symbol of the City of Gladstone, appearing on most City vehicles and documents.

Ill health has plagued the Pow-Wow Tree since 1953 and numerous efforts have been made to preserve it. The most recent efforts were made after the ice storm of 2004.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 70′
  • Age: Approx. 230 years
  • Circumference: 7′
  • Dedicated on: August 7, 2004
  • Crown: 80′

Visit this Tree

This tree is located on West Clackamas Boulevard, between Bellevue and Beatrice, in Gladstone.