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What is a heritage tree?

Salem's Heritage Trees are native and non-native species that are recognized for their historical connection to pioneer settlement or as unique specimens not commonly found within the city limits. On November 16, 1981, Salem City Council determined that a historic or heritage tree identification program should be undertaken so that these trees could be recognized.  Following is a listing of trees so designated by City Council.

Sycamore
Platanus sp.

Location: 100 High Street NE (Marion County Courthouse

Description: These trees were part of a planting by Lord and Schryvers done in the 1930's and are still a dominant downtown landmark

Owner: Marion County

Height: 8 trees vary from 83 to 50 feet

Diameter: Vary from 69 to 40 inches (all Heritage Trees are measured 4 feet above ground)

 

 

 

Douglas Fir
Psuedotsuga menziesii

Location:  1234 Commercial Street SE

Description: Although the tree is in a parking lot, it merits consideration due to its size.

Owner: Physician's Building, Inc.

Height: 105 feet

Diameter: 65 inches



 

American elm

 

American Elm
Ulmus americana

Location: 787 Cross Street. SE

Description: This tree was planted by pioneer Mr. Hoffer, in 1890. The tree is a very good specimen.

Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hadley

Height: 107 feet

Diameter: 53 inches

 

 

Hagar Family Pear Tree

 

Hagar Family Pear Tree
Pyrus sp.

Location: Highway 22 & NE corner of I-5

Description: This tree was planted in 1852 from seed brought in a basket by covered wagon and is located on the original family donation land claim.

Owner: State of Oregon

Height: 48 feet

Diameter: 37 inches

 

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