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Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple

Posted on: September 24th, 2011 by Madeline MacGregor in Heritage Tree Audio Tours, Heritage Tree Details | No Comments

Malus domestica

Reverend Albert Kelly planted an orchard here on his homestead in 1850. The trees were bought from the pioneer Luelling and Meek Nursery in Milwaukie- the first grafted fruit tree nursery on the west coast.

Colonel Henry E. Dosch purchased the property in 1886-87 and restored the health of the neglected orchard. In 1976, the Home Orchard Society declared this tree the oldest, living, grafted apple tree in the Western United States.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 36′
  • Planted in: 1850
  • Circumference: 9′
  • Dedicated on: April 8, 2009
  • Crown: 30′

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4700 SW Campbell Ct., Portland, OR 97239

Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple Audio Tour

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