Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree

Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree (HM16NI)

Location: Oroville, CA 95966 Butte County
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N 39° 30.674', W 121° 30.248'

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Sweet Mother Orange and Her Seeds

Imported from Mazatlan, Mexico, the Mother Orange Tree was purchased on the streets of Sacramento when it was only a 2 to 3 year-old seedling in a tub. She was planted in 1856 and quickly grew into a California legend. The leafy greens of her robust canopy have flourished with fruit ever since.

Early-day miners traveled from far and wide to eat her sweet oranges, gather the seeds, and plant them in yards of their homes. The tree has withstood being moved, floods, freezes and windstorms. Today, with the help of a greenhouse, warming lamps and water mister, the Mother Orange Tree continues to thrive and remain a beloved symbol of the Golden State.
HM NumberHM16NI
Marker Number1043
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 628595 N 4374579
Decimal Degrees39.51123333, -121.50413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.674', W 121° 30.248'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 40.44" N, 121° 30' 14.88" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 Glen Dr, Oroville CA 95966, US
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