Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Captain Flavel Trees
This grove of nine trees is a part of the original landscaping planted around the historic 1886 Queen Anne style house of Captain George Flavel. The grove consists of a giant sequoia, ginko, Camperdown elm, bay laurel, pear, and four cork elms. Flavel's love of such trees was inspired from his many voyages to places all over the world. The family gardener, Louis Schultz, planted these trees at the request of Captain Flavel.
Heritage Tree Committee,
Oregon Travel Information Council
- April 2004
Oregon Heritage Tree
Plaque funded by a grant from Oregon Dept. of Forestry and USDA Forest Service
Erected 2004 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. 46° 11.279′ N, 123° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 441 8th Street, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Astoria & Warrenton (a few steps from this marker); Captain George Flavel Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossroads of Cultures (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clark Gable (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvesting River & Sea (approx. ¼ mile away); At Play on the River (approx. ¼ mile away); Built by Capt. Hiram Brown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gimre's Shoe Store (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Astoria.
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Also see . . .
1. Flavel House: About the Grounds.
Shortly after the house was built, the Flavel's gardener, Louis Schultz, began planting trees, fine roses, and many varieties of bulbs and shrubs. Many of the plants found in the Flavel yard today are typical of those found in Victorian gardens. A number of the trees were named official Oregon Heritage Trees at a state-wide dedication ceremony held on the grounds in 2003. These include a Camperdown Elm, Sequoia Redwood, four Cork Elms, Bay Laurel, Pear tree, and a Ginkgo Biloba. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Oregon Travel Experience - Captain Flavel Trees. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.