Lonesome Hickory (Carya ovata)

Mary Louisa Black planted this shagbark hickory near her home in 1866 from nuts she carried from Missouri on the Oregon Trail in 1865. Of the nuts she planted, two grew into trees, This tree is the lone survivor of snow, summer heat and Rogue River flooding and the only shagbark hickory in the area.

It is located in Jackson County, one mile south of Shady Cove, Oregon next to Highway 62.

Approximate Height: 18'
Circumference: 4'
Age: 131 years
Dedicated: April 6, 1998