Another giant tree discovered…almost in mybackyard!
While visiting Champoeg State Park and Heritage Area recently, I discovered another giant tree—one of the biggest Douglas fir trees I’ve ever seen in this area. I didn’t have to go far to find this one; it was just across the Willamette River from where Good News Tree Service, Inc. calls home and upstream a bit.
This enormous arboricultural wonder is located not far from the granite obelisk monument that marks the spot where the early French, English and American inhabitants of the Oregon Territory voted in 1843 to make Oregon a part of the United States instead of England. This tree witnessed this historic event!
I didn’t have a tape measure with me, but I estimate this tree to be about eight-and-one-half feet in diameter at breast height. I’m over six feet tall, and the tree is much wider than I am tall. I’m guessing that this fir tree is at least 500 years old.
Because of his passion for trees, Nathan, the Treevangelist, is magnetically drawn to large trees. Wherever he goes, he seeks out giant trees and gets up close and personal with them. Please enjoy these photos of some amazing trees!
Nathan and the largest Banyan tree in North America in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii.
Nathan and the largest diameter ponderosa pine in the world located in La Pine, Oregon at 9 feet two inches in diameter at breast height.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the Torah-law of Yehovah; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1–3)
Nathan with a giant Sitka spruce on Baronof Island in Alaska.