The Clatsop Fir - Collier State Park Logging Museum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 38.518 W 121° 52.892
10T E 591692 N 4721663
Quick Description: This tree growth ring display is located within the Collier State Park Logging Museum.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2016 10:54:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ73C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Located in Collier State Park Logging Museum is a large tree ring display that contains a nearby interpretive display that reads:

The Clatsop Fir

This is a section of one of the world's largest Douglas-fire trees. It was toppled soon after the 1962 Columbus Day windstorm.

This 702-year-old tree was located on a Crown Zellerbach tree farm outside Seaside, Oregon. The tree was over 200 years old when Columbus discovered America. The diameter of the tree at the base was more than 15, and it towered 200 feet into the sky.

The cross-section on display was cut from a point 38 feet above the ground. Had the tree been cut into 2 x 4s and laid end-to-end, they would have stretched from Collier Park almost all the way to Klamath Falls, nearly 28 miles.

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menzeisii) was designated Oregon's state tree in 1939, and is among the most important softwood species because of its great strength and stiffness.

Along with lumber, paper and other products used every day, our forests provide beauty, wildlife habitat, soil air, and water protection.

The tree ring display contains many plastic green trees with dates of prominent events over the last 700 years of the tree's life.

Location Name and/or Address:
Collier State Park 46000 Hwy 97 N Chiloquin, OR 97624


Tree Species: Douglas Fir

Indoors/Outdoors: Outdoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: No

Availablility: Has specific hours

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visit the location and take a photo of the Tree Growth Rings. If you have more information about the tree or circumstance, please share it in your visit log.
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