Octopus Tree – Heritage Tree

The forces that shaped this unique Sitka Spruce (Picea sitschensis) have been debated for many years. Whether natural events of possibly Native Americans were the cause remains a mystery.

The tree measures more than 14 feet across at its base and has no central trunk. Instead, limbs extend horizontally as much as 30 feet before turning upward. It is 105 feet tall and is estimated to be around 250 years old.

Located at Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint