Dorris Ranch Hazelnut Orchard – Heritage Tree

The first commercial-sized planting of hazelnuts in Oregon occurred when George Dorris planted a five-acre orchard here in 1905. In addition to growing trees for nut production, Dorris started a hazelnut nursery that operated for 40 years and produced an average of 70,000 trees per year. It is estimated that more than half of the trees in Oregon’s hazelnut industry originated from Dorris Ranch nursery stock.

Located at Dorris Ranch Living History Farm, 201 Dorris Street, Springfield