American Elm




(Elmus americana)

1050 Applegate Street

Acknowledged in 2023


The first tree to be nominated for Heritage Tree status, this lovely elm was carefully preserved during the construction of the Philomath public library in 1995.  The library itself was built by volunteers, requiring incredible perseverance and a battle with the federal government that garnered national attention.  The tree casts its dappled shade over library patrons coming and going, honoring the efforts of those who created this essential community resource and stands as a living monument to Philomath's extraordinary spirit of volunteerism.