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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Andrew Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Triangle Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Gillespie’s Store (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of First Business Building of Record
Uncle Burt's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); The Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Walker Opera House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Unknown Pioneer Ranchers (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rancho Los Putos (approx. 1.7 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.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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