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Shagbark Hickory

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

Carya ovata

This tree sits on property settled in 1868 by W.S. Frazier, the founder of Milton, Oregon. The Frazier family carried hickory nuts along the Oregon Trail from their home in Texas. The nuts were planted shortly after their arrival and one grew to be a magnificent tree that is stunning for beauty and unusual bark. The Frazier property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and the house is now the home of the Frazier Farmstead Museum.

Tree facts

  • Approx. height: 60′
  • Planted in: late 1860’s
  • Circumference: 6′ 6″
  • Dedicated on: April 4, 1998

Visit this tree

The Shagbark Hickory is located on the grounds of the Frazier Farmstead Museum, 1403 Chestnut Street, Milton-Freewater.