Are you searching for information on where is the oldest tree in Oregon? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
As of 2022, Oregon still has a vast amount of ancient trees across the state that are reminders of the longevity of trees as well as their importance to the environment.
In this article we will provide you with a list of some of the oldest trees in Oregon.
Located in the Willamette Valley is the signature oak, a 400 year old mighty oak tree that has been a part of Oregon for centuries and was once depended on by the Kalapuyan Indians for acorns and other important staples of their daily lives.
How big is it? The Signature Oak is 99’ 6” tall and 23’3” feet wide.
If you want to visit this ancient tree in person, it’s located at 875 West Main Street in Silverton Oregon.
Silverton has some great restaurants including The Old Oak Oven! Don’t miss out on some great places to eat when you stop here!
Giant Spruce Of Cape Perpetua
Half a century before Christopher Columbus sailed to the America’s, a tiny Sitka spruce began its life nourished by a nurse log on the Oregon coast. Today, it is the largest and oldest tree in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area of the Siuslaw National Forest. Nearly 600 years old, it stands over 185 feet tall and has a circumference of 40 feet.
Nearby the tree, indigenous people dwelled at the mouth of Cape Creek for 1500 years and in the 1850’s the Coos and Lower Umpqua people were forcibly relocated here to the Coast Reservation. In the 1930’s the Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp here and built the first trail to the tree, probably opening up an ancient Indian trail.
This tree is located in Cape Perpetua (three miles south of Yachats), just head to the visitor center and walk one mile up the Spruce Trail.