On March 22, 1862, the day of his son Emil's birth, Peter Britt planted this Giant Sequoia by his home. Britt was a pioneer photographer, skilled horticulturist, and leader in Southern Oregon's lucrative fruit industry. From its vantage point, this majestic tree has witnessed the unfolding of Jacksonville's rich history-the gold rush prosperity of the mid 1800s, the decline at the turn of the century and the current restoration and revitalization.
It is located in the historic Peter Britt Gardens, First Street, Jacksonville, Oregon.
Approximate Age: 135 years
Dedicated: April 6, 1998