One of the original 250 Norway maple trees planted by volunteers along Spruce Street and "S" Avenue in 1923 to commemorate the end of the First World War and to appreciate the returning veterans. The beautiful tree-lined parkway, known as Victory Way, stretches from downtown to Riverside Park. The planting culminated in a large ceremony including singing, a luncheon, and speeches.
Although less than 25 of the original maples survive today, a variety of new trees have been added to honor the original planting and to continue La Grand's reputation as a "Tree City." In April of 1998, a 75th anniversary celebration was held for Victory Way resulting in the planting of 40 additional trees.
This Norway Maple is located in front of the Greenwood Elementary School on North Spruce Street in La Grande Oregon.
Age: 83 years
Dedicated: April 10, 2003