Captain Flavel Heritage Trees in Astoria

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


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


The Flavel Trees can be found surrounding the Historic Flavel House at 441 8th Street in Astoria.

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6 years ago

We enjoyed our visit the house and trees in Astoria, Maddie...beautiful, and thanks for posting 'em on ShareOregon!

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