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Port Gamble in Kitsap County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Camperdown Elm

Planted 1875

 
 
Camperdown Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
1. Camperdown Elm Marker
Inscription. It was in 1640 that the "Earl of Camperdown" in Dundee Scotland noticed a branch growing on the floor of his elm forest. He grafted it to a Scotch Elm tree and it took hold producing the first Camperdown Elm. The Scotch Elm is the only root mass the Camperdown Elm will grow on. The tree is a mutant and cannot self produce. Every Camperdown Elm tree in the world is part of the original and they must be grafted to Scotch Elm tree to get started. When the graft starts to grow, the Scotch Elm branches are cut off leaving only Camperdown Elm. This magnificent tree depends on humankind to keep it alive as a species.
 
Location. 47° 51.365′ N, 122° 35.122′ W. Marker is in Port Gamble, Washington, in Kitsap County. Marker is on Walker Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Gamble WA 98364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Community Hall / Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Lodge No. 5 (about 400 feet away); Port Gamble General Store & Office (about 400 feet away); New York House
Camperdown Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
2. Camperdown Elm Marker
(about 400 feet away); WM. Walker - E.G. Ames House (about 500 feet away); Clarence R. & Lulu (Hovey) Cranmer House (about 500 feet away); Morrill S. Pope House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gamble.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Camperdown Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 30, 2012
3. Camperdown Elm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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