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Astoria in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Captain Flavel Trees

 
 
Captain Flavel Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
1. Captain Flavel Trees Marker
Inscription.
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.

Approximate Age
115 years
Dedicated by
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
 
Location. 46° 11.279′ N, 123° 50.134′ W. Marker is in Astoria, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on 7th Street south of Duane Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the Flavel House, among the giant trees. Marker is at or near this postal address: 441 8th Street, Astoria OR 97103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Captain Flavel Trees Marker (<i>wide view; showing 1886 house and giant trees in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
2. Captain Flavel Trees Marker (wide view; showing 1886 house and giant trees in background)
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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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. Captain Flavel Trees.
Flavel's 1886 Queen Anne style house now stands as a historical museum, inseparable from the beautiful landscaping that surrounds it. The Captain Flavel
Giant Sequoia Tree on North Side of Flavel House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
3. Giant Sequoia Tree on North Side of Flavel House
Trees are nine trees originally planted by the family gardener, Louis Schultz. The grove consists of a giant sequoia, ginko, Camperdown elm, bay laurel, pear, and four cork elms. The Captain had acquired most of these unique trees from his many voyages to places all over the world, his beautiful grounds reflecting his love of trees and nature. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Oregon Travel Experience - Captain Flavel Trees. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Giant Ginko Tree on East Side of Flavel House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
4. Giant Ginko Tree on East Side of Flavel House
Giant Sequoia Tree on North Side of Flavel House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
5. Giant Sequoia Tree on North Side of Flavel House
Giant Trees around Flavel House image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2015
6. Giant Trees around Flavel House
 
 
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