Smokejumper Tree – Heritage Tree

In Oregon, Jeffrey pines are found only in the state’s southwest corner. They are especially adapted to local dry, infertile, serpentine soils as seen in the surrounding flat lands and distant mountains. These trees resist fire kill through a variety of adaptations like thick, insulating bark and open crowns. During construction of the Siskiyou Smokejumper base, this Jeffrey pines was likely spared for use as a telephone pole and shade.

Located near Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum, Illinios Valley Airport, 4.5 miles south of Cave Junction