Raywood Ash
Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’
(FRAKS-i-nus oks-i-KAR-pa; oxycarpa: with pointed fruits)
Location: Southeast corner of Heritage Hall

Before the winter storm of 2007-08

The tree is thought to have been purchased by the Oregon Public Safety Academy Class 209, but was a collaboration between the Public Safety Class 209 and the ASWOU Student Body President. Date of the planting unknown.

Ron Cooper, former landscape supervisor, contributed the following information: "The memorial 'Raywood Ash' is the second tree from the right; just next to the Incense Cedar on the far right. It is the smaller tree because it was a replacement tree for one of the original 'Raywood Ash' trees planted when Heritage Hall was landscaped. It replaced a tree that went down in a previous storm."

Deciduous trees which can reach 30 - 40 feet, these ashes are clean-looking with dark green foliage, and sport rich red-purple fall color. They are also prone to topple. * Unfortunately the Raywood Ashe trees did just that and all toppled in a severe storm during the winter of 2007 - 08.

In this group of newly replanted Raywood ashes, the young tree to the left of the tall Incense Cedar is the replacement for the original tree donated by the
Oregon Public Safety Academy Class 209.

* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.

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