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Stein-Boozier Walnut Orchard

Posted on: August 2nd, 2021 in Heritage Tree Details |

 

This remnant English walnut orchard is an example of the thousands of acres of walnuts planted in western Oregon in the early 20th century when walnuts were heavily promoted as the perfect crop for high returns. However, wet fall weather and late harvests meant California was more competitive for holiday markets. After the 1962 Columbus Day Storm toppled many of the trees, walnuts never recovered, and the filbert industry became dominant.

Planted in the 1920s

Location: Murase Plaza, first parking area near Stein-Boozier Barn, Wilsonville, OR

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