Dedication of State Heritage Trees on April 26, 2019
Friday, April 26, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Memorial Park River Shelter – 8100 SW Memorial Drive, Wilsonville
On Arbor Day, the City of Wilsonville and Oregon Travel Information Council are hosting a celebration to dedicate two trees along the Willamette River that – quite literally – bear the scars of the role they played in facilitating the success of Oregon’s logging industry.
From the mid-1800s until the 1980s, log rafts were floated down the Willamette River by tugboats, with “cable trees” on the river’s edge used to tie-down log rafts until the logs were to be delivered to the mill.
Learn about the City’s logging and maritime history, visit the two heritage trees and see a few tools of the trade, including a retired tugboat that operated on the Willamette River towing log rafts to local mills.