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Hinds Walnut

Posted on: September 24th, 2011 by OTE in Heritage Tree Details | 2 Comments

Juglans hindsii

This tree was notable for its size, age and that it is not native to Oregon. Its location was a probable Indian camping and fishing ground where migrating salmon were abundant and accessible. It predates the arrival of settlers and may have sprouted from a cast-off nut. Unfortunately, the tree died on November 11, 2017 when it collapsed into the highway.

Tree Facts

  • Approx. height: 103′
  • Age: 250+ years
  • Circumference: 20′
  • Dedicated on: April 11, 1997
  • Crown: 110′

It was located 12 miles northwest of Sutherlin on State Highway 138 (milepost 12.36) adjacent to the southwest corner of Yellow Creek bridge.