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Beall Black Walnut

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by Madeline MacGregor in Heritage Tree Details | 2 Comments

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In 1863, on this site, Robert Vinton Beall, an Oregon Trail pioneer and relative to four Maryland governors, built one of the first frame buildings in Jackson County, a Gothic Revival house that is listed on the National Historic Register.

Beall and his brother Thomas were eventually to become Jackson County’s most prosperous farmers. In 1864, Robert Beall planted this Illinois black walnut to commemorate his marriage to Ann Maria Riddle.

Tree facts

  • Approx. height: 115
  • Planted in: 1864
  • Circumference: 20′ 10″
  • Dedicated on: July 11, 2009
  • Crown: 105′

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1253 Beall Lane, Central Point




- Comment left on: January 20th, 2015 at 9:27 am

in the late 1970’s i was told by a boise cascade forester this was the 2nd largest black walnut tree in the world. is there any truth to this?

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: March 19th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Mark, did you ever find out if this was true or not? I might try searching the Big Tree registry. It’s an open database that contains a record of most of the “biggest” and tallest trees in the nation.

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