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The Mitchell Shoe Trees
Cottonwood shoe tree near Mitchell, OR
"A Bearing Tree"

It always nice when crops are identified, as they have been on this nicely lettered sign on a cottonwood shoe tree at mile marker 89.5 on US Highway 26 near Mitchell, Oregon. We photographed this on July 15, 2005.

Shoe-bearing Ponderosa near Mitchell, OR
Shoes in the pine boughs

Then, less than a mile away (mile marker 89), we caught sight of this shoe-bearing ponderosa pine! Although it appears to be a newer entry in the shoe tree pantheon (with fewer than a hundred pairs), it has inspired donors to aim high!

July 31, 2005



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