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Vacaville in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Uncle Burt's Tree

 
 
Uncle Burt's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2015
1. Uncle Burt's Tree Marker
Inscription.  This famous Black Walnut tree has provided the nuts for starting over 100 walnut groves in California. It gave shade for travelers and their teams who enjoyed the Wykoff Ranch hospitality of the cool water well nearby. It is said to have been planted when Burt Wykoff (1886-1977) was born. Uncle Burt deeded that the tree is to remain in place until it dies. Uncle Burt is gone, but his tree lives on.
Plaque dedicated 2002
Vacaville Historical Marker Committee

 
Erected 2002 by Vacaville Historical Marker Committee.
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 2002.
 
Location. 38° 21.543′ N, 122° 0.096′ W. Marker is in Vacaville, California, in Solano County. Marker is at the intersection of West Monte Vista Avenue and Eldridge Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Monte Vista Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville CA 95688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barcar Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Triangle Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Gillespie’s Store (approx. ¾ mile away); Site of First Business Building of Record (approx. ¾ mile away); Built 1864 (approx. 0.8 miles away); "The Hospital" (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vacaville.
 
Also see . . .  More than 100 see offspring of 'Uncle Burt's Tree' planted in Vacaville. (Submitted on December 11, 2015.)
 
Uncle Burt's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 10, 2015
2. Uncle Burt's Tree Marker
More than 100 years old and 80 feet tall, Uncle Burt's tree was cut down in January 2012 because of safety concerns, as the tree was no longer healthy. Uncle Burt's tree lives on, as the walnut tree visible here (planted March 2012) was germinated from a walnut found around the base of the original tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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