Hooker Oak

California State Historic Landmark 313

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#313 Hooker Oak
Named in 1887 by Annie E. K. Bidwell in honor of Sir Joseph Hooker English botanist

#313 Hooker Oak
The massive and majestic Hooker Oak, which occupied this site, was named in honor of renowned British botanist Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. The Hooker Oak was acclaimed to be the largest valley oak in the world before it fell on May 1, 1977.
Age 326 years
Height 105 feet
Perimeter 481 feet
Longest limb 112 feet
Trunk circumference 28 feet
Area under the tree 18,000 sq. ft.

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Bidwell Park, Hooker Oak Rec Area, Manzanita Ave between Valombrosa and Hooker Oak Ave, Chico.

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