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