Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cape Perpetua Sitka Spruce designated Oregon Heritage Tree

Last month the Oregon Travel Information Council designated a giant Sitka Spruce on Cape Perpetua an "Oregon Heritage Tree".

The Salem Statesman Journal wrote up an article last week about the hike and the tree. "The two-mile round-trip hike from the Cape Perpetua visitor center to the Sitka spruce is a great winter walk, even if it's raining sideways, because it's in a protected canyon along a gurgling creek through a carpet of ferns and mosses."

It's not the biggest Sitka Spruce though. The biggest is in Klootchy Creek Park and was damaged in the 2006 storms. The heritage tree program is taking donations to help save the tree.

1 comment:

M. D. Vaden & Spruce said...

It would be interesting to see the accounting for the donations since the Klootchy Creek Spruce broke off for good in 2007. Cape Meares Giant is the so-called "official" champ now, but one Falcon's Tower to the north appears to match it for points.