A really BIG tree in Bend

Heading over to the high desert any time soon? Consider stopping to visit an Oregon Heritage Tree in Bend. It's called the "Big Tree."

This majestic pine is the biggest of its species ever recorded. It was a giant before the Oregon Territory was established, enduring centuries of fire, insects, disease, and human impact. Recently half of its crown was lost to weather, making another Ponderosa pine taller, but Big Tree remains the largest in circumference.

Tree facts

Approx. height: 162

Approximate Age: 500 years

Circumference: 28′ 11″

Dedicated on: April 5, 2000

Visit

It is located in La Pine State Park, about 5 miles west of US Highway 97, 27 miles south of Bend.

Region(s):
Central Oregon
Eastern Oregon
Greater Portland
The Gorge + Mt. Hood
Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
Willamette Valley

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Rick

3 years ago

500 years old and about 162 ft. tall--very cool!

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