Star Trees of Willamette University – Heritage Tree

This grove of giant Sequoias was planted by students of the Class of 1942 in honor of Willamette University’s 100th anniversary. Founded by Jason Lee in 1842, Willamette University is recognized as the oldest university in the west. In 1997, the campus started an annual holiday tradition by lighting the Star Trees from mid-December to January. They are now considered to be the tallest Christmas trees on a college campus in America.

Located on State Street on Willamette University grounds, Salem