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.
Rick6 years ago
We enjoyed our visit the house and trees in Astoria, Maddie...beautiful, and thanks for posting 'em on ShareOregon!