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Cave Junction in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Smokejumper Tree

 
 
Smokejumper Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 9, 2017
1. Smokejumper Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Pinus jeffreyi

In Oregon, Jeffrey pines are found only in the state's southwest corner. They are especially adapted to local dry, infertile, serpentine soils as seen in the surrounding flat lands and distant mountains. These trees resist fire kill through a variety of adaptation like thick, insulating bark and open crowns. During construction of the Siskiyou Smokejumper base, this Jeffrey pine was likely spared for use as a telephone pole and shade.

Circumference: 6 feet
Approximate Height: 60 feet
Average Crown Spread: Approx. 30 feet
Age: 150 years

Oregon Heritage Tree

 
Erected 2012 by Oregon Travel Experience.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 42° 6.213′ N, 123° 40.881′ W. Marker is in Cave Junction, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Smokejumper Way. This heritage tree
Smokejumper Tree image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 9, 2017
2. Smokejumper Tree
is located at the Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum at the Illinois Valley Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cave Junction OR 97523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triple Nickles (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Briggs (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kerby(ville) 1850's to Present (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Smokejumper Tree. (Submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Smokejumper Tree image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 9, 2017
3. Smokejumper Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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