This Oregon White Oak reflects the early practice of using landmarks as survey markers for property boundaries. With time, these original markers have disappeared. The Witness Tree served as a survey marker for the southeast corner of the Claiborne C. Walker donation Land Claim. The original markings scribed into the tree’s trunk on July 8, 1854, were carved away for an unknown reason, leaving a large cavity in the tree.
Located at Witness Tree Vineyard, 7111 Spring Valley Rd. NW, Salem