Bessie Taylor Blythe - University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 44° 02.849 W 123° 04.641
10T E 493803 N 4877149
Quick Description: This dedicated tree is one of many located on the University of Oregon campus.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2014 7:12:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMN42W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Located on the University of Oregon campus and north of the James F. Miller Theatre Complex is a dedicated tree with a nearby plaque that reads:

Lagerstroemia indica
(GRAPE MYRTLE)
PLANTED 1997 - IN MEMORY OF
BESSIE TAYLOR BLYTHE
GREAT GRANDMOTHER, FRIEND
NOV. 12, 1906 - DEC. 16, 1994

The University prides itself in its large collection of trees on campus and has created an online tree atlas that visitors can follow in discovering where each tree exists. There's a part of the atlas that highlights the dedicated trees on campus and reads:

The map symbol of a circle or triangle with a dot in the center represents a tree that was donated to the university. Class trees, annual University Day plantings, memorials, and retirement commemorations are among these donations. From 1976 to 1983, a donation program known as “100 Years, 100 Trees” was organized and operated by the University Women’s Club in commemoration of Oregon’s 1976 centennial. This program added about 450 trees to campus, of which 326 survive today.


This particular tree shrub is mapped under the tree identifier symbol 3396 LAIN in Zone 7 and originated from China and Korea.

Location of the tree: University of Oregon, north of the James F. Miller Theatre Complex

Type of tree: Grape Myrtle

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