Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa ‘Raywood’
(FRAKS-i-nus oks-i-KAR-pa; oxycarpa: with pointed fruits)
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 ashes did just that and all toppled in a severe storm during the winter of 2007 - 08.
 
Location on campus:

Southeast corner of Heritage Hall

After the winter storm of 2007-08
 
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.