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.
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)
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
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
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