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Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Courthouse Elm

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, February 6, 2016
1. Courthouse Elm Marker
Inscription.  
Ulmus americana

This tree was given to Douglas County by Binger Hermann, U.S. Congressman, around the turn of the century. The occasion for the tree donation is not known positively, but research suggests that it was given at a dedication ceremony for the courthouse, which was rebuilt after a fire on December 7, 1898.

Circumference: 13 feet, 4 inches
Height: 71 feet
Average Crown Spread: 103 feet
Approximate Age: 105 years

OREGON HERITAGE TREE

 
Erected 1999 by Heritage Tree Committee Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
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. 43° 12.625′ N, 123° 20.463′ W. Marker is in Roseburg, Oregon, in Douglas County. Marker is on Southeast Douglas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseburg OR 97470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this
Courthouse Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, February 6, 2016
2. Courthouse Elm Marker
marker); 'The Blast' Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hebe Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to Southern Oregon (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Mill-Pine Historic Neighborhood District (approx. half a mile away); Medal of Honor Recipients Moon Tree (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pinot Noir (approx. 9.1 miles away); History of the (grist) Wheel (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker and tree are located in front of the Douglas County Courthouse
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Courthouse Elm. (Submitted on January 13, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Courthouse Elm image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, February 6, 2016
3. Courthouse Elm
 
 
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 78 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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