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Witness Tree

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

Quercus garryanna

This Oregon White Oak reflects the early practice of using landmarks as survey markers for property boundaries. With time, these original markers have disappeared. The Witness Tree served as a survey marker for the southeast corner of the Claiborne C. Walker donation Land Claim. The original markings inscribed into the tree’s trunk on July 8, 1854, were carved away for an unknown reason, leaving a large cavity in the tree.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 85′
  • Age: Approx. 200 years
  • Circumference: 4′
  • Dedicated on: May 29, 2010
  • Crown: 120′

Visit this tree

Witness Tree Vineyard, 7111 Spring Valley Rd. NW, Salem, OR