Alfalfa, Oregon: Shoe TreeA tree decorated with pairs of shoes tossed into its craggy limbs. There may be more than one tree. Said to be a student rite of passage.
- Willard Rd, Alfalfa, OR
- East of Alfalfa (east of Bend) on Willard Road as it turns south at Reservoir Rd.
- Jan. 2013: Reported gone.
Visitor Tips and News About Shoe Tree
The Shoe tree has been removed! The tree full of shoes no longer exists.[mb194, 01/11/2013]
On a lonely stretch of Willard Road east of Alfalfa, Oregon, amid the high desert pines, you are startled by a roadside tree festooned with hundreds of pairs of shoes.
My understanding is that when local high school kids leave town for college they hang up a pair of shoes symbolic of leaving home.[Marshall, 01/15/2010]
The shoe tree is located east of the town of Alfalfa on Willard Road before it turns south.[Candy, 06/28/2009]