Master Gardener Program
Erika Johnson, Program Coordinator
Catalog of Trees
Parker’s Landing Historical Park Grove HT9
Common Name: English Walnut, Cherry, Apple
Botanical Name: Juglans regia, Prunus avium, Malus domestica
Trunk DBH (diameter at breast height: Various diameters from 20 – 43 inches
Height: Various from 20 – 60 feet
Spread: Various from 15 – 40 feet
Heritage Tree ID: HT9
Parker’s Landing Historical Park
245 A Street, Wahougal, WA 98671
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The grove of trees in this historic park includes walnut, cherry, apple, locust and tulip tree, all of them important for their historic location and some for their size, species and beauty. What makes this grove special is the diversity of species and history that surrounds the site.
The Parker’s Landing Historical Park took its name from David C. Parker, who arrived in Oregon Country in 1844. In 1845, the Hudson’s Bay Company discouraged settlement on the north bank, having claimed the land for King George III. In spite of this, Parker was the first American to settle north of the Columbia River where he built his family cabin on the current site of Parkers Landing. Over the years, property owners planted a host of trees including the orchard which was planted in 1940, and the tulip tree which may be more than 100 years old. After many years of the property changing hands, it was sold to the Port of Camas-Washougal in 1969. Today, the Parkersville Foundation celebrates Parkersville Day each year with bands, food, and activities for the whole family.
The park is located near the edge of the Columbia River at the Port of Washougal. It is accessible by foot, car or wheelchair, and viewable from a public street. There are restaurants and a boat launch nearby.
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