Murphy's Majestic Oak - Morgan Hill, CA
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N 37° 07.670 W 121° 39.241
10S E 619562 N 4109900
Murphy's Majestic Oak in Morgan Hill, CA.
Waymark Code: WM15134
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 09/24/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Oak trees provide wildlife habitat, scenic beauty, healthy watersheds, recreational opportunities and a link to Morgan tits local historical heritage. Murphy's Majestic Oak is a representation of the beautiful oak trees found throughout the and in surrounding areas,

Here are some interesting facts about Murphy's Majestic Oak

The tree is named after Martin Murphy Sr. who was a leader of the first party of pioneers to cross the Sierra Nevada range at
Truckee Pass, later to become the route for the Southern Pacific Railroad In 1845, Murphy acquired 9,000 acres in the Morgan Hill area and the Murphy family made their home in the valley below El Toro Mountain. By 1870, Murphy' seven sons and daughters y had acquired more than 70,000 acres in the area

Murphy's Majestic Oak is a Valley Oak Tree which is a type of oak unique to environments like the one exhibited in Morgan Hill. They grow only in the State of California and are found by creeks and rivers the valleys near the coast arid with the Central valley. They grow generally below 2,500 feet elevation

Murphy's Majestic Oak is notably large with a circumference of approximately 14 feet round and a diameter of approximately 4.5 feet across. Based on the correlation between an oak's breadth and age, Murphy's Majestic Oak Was approximately 268 years old when it was measured in the year 2018.

• Murphy's Majestic Oak took root in approximately 1750, which 526 years before the United States of America was founded with adoption of the Declaration of independence on July 4, 7776,95 years before Martin Murphy acquired land throughout the area.In 1895 and 156 years before the City of Morgan Hill was established in 1906."
Genus/Species: Oak

Height: 70

Girth: 14

Method of obtaining height: Sighting along a 45 degree angle

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 268

Historical significance:
Historic and old tree

Planter: Martin Murphy

Website reference: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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