Traveling near Astoria this weekend? Stop by and visit a beautiful grove of Oregon Heritage Trees, planted over 100 years ago: the Captain Flavel Trees. And just to entice you, make sure to listen to our audio tour on the OTE website at http://ortravelexperience.com/oregon-heritage-trees/captain-flavel-trees/.
Captain George Flavel was a noted bar pilot and entrepreneur in Clatsop County. His piloting business and other investments helped in the development of Astoria. Flavel’s 1886 Queen Anne style house now stands as a historical museum, inseparable from the beautiful landscaping that surrounds it.
The Captain Flavel Trees are nine trees originally planted by the family gardener, Louis Schultz. The grove consists of a giant sequoia, ginko, Camperdown elm, bay laurel, pear, and four cork elms. Flavel acquired most of these unique trees from his many voyages around the world---his beautiful grounds reflecting his love of trees and nature.
Planted in: Approx. 1900
Dedicated on: April 9, 2004
VISIT THESE TREES
The Flavel Trees can be found surrounding the Historic Flavel House at 441 8th Street in Astoria.