Peg Tree, Lake Oswego, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 45° 24.882 W 122° 39.671
10T E 526510 N 5029075
Quick Description: This tree witnessed the history of the early development of Lake Oswego.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2013 7:18:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMHRR6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque for this tree reads:

"Peg Tree
Pseudotsuga Menziesii

This tree was a meeting place for the early townspeople and Grange members of Oswego. A peg was driven into the tree for hanging a lantern to light these meetings. In 1852, before a proper building could be erected, Sunday school classes were held under the tree. The Peg Tree is the lone survivor of what was once a grove of Douglas firs that lined the road to the furnace of the nearby iron smelter.

20 feet
90 feet
Approximate Age
200 years
Dedicated by Heritage Tree Committee
Oregon Travel Information Council
April 2005"

Also, a second plaque on the same post:
Century Tree
Lake Oswego 2010

Here is a link to a brochure that mentions the Peg Tree several times:
(visit link)
Website: [Web Link]

Historic Event:
The settlement and development of Lake Oswego.

Year: 1852

Species: Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesii)

Approximate Age: 200

Location: Lake Oswego

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