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Medford in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Scion of the Washington Elm

 
 
Scion of the Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
1. Scion of the Washington Elm Marker
Inscription.  
Planted in 1932
by
Crater Lake Chapter D.A.R.

 
Erected 1932 by Crater Lake Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Historic Trees 🌲 series lists.
 
Location. 42° 19.442′ N, 122° 52.578′ W. Marker is in Medford, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medford OR 97501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medford Townsite (a few steps from this marker); Medford Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Land Survey Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shone-Charley House (approx. ¼ mile away); Cuthbert Building
Scion of the Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
2. Scion of the Washington Elm Marker
The Valley Forge replacement tree to the scion of the Washington Elm is severely damaged but still survives.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The War Brings Change (approx. 0.3 miles away); Medford Boomed As Orchards Bloomed (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medford.
 
More about this marker. This marker has an accompanying marker by the local DAR chapter nearby.
 
Regarding Scion of the Washington Elm. The local Crater Lake DAR Chapter mentions this marker on its website and it reads:

On February 22, 1932, a tablet was placed at the base of a scion of a Washington Elm, which was planted in Library Park (now called Alba Park). In 2007, the tree was blown over in a storm. The marker was found underneath the roots of the tree. In 2016, the marker was restored along side a larger stone marker. The tree was replaced with a hardier Valley Forge Elm.
 
Scion of the Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
3. Scion of the Washington Elm Marker
The scion of the Washington Elm tree was replaced with a Valley Forge Elm in 2007. The tree has been severely damaged but still survives.
Scion of the Washington Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 25, 2020
4. Scion of the Washington Elm Marker
A new marker accompanies the original DAR marker nearby and reads, 'Replanted with a Valley Forge Elm in 2016 by Crater Lake Chapter DAR.'
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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