Alfalfa, Oregon: Shoe Tree

A 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.
Address:
Willard Rd, Alfalfa, OR
Directions:
East of Alfalfa (east of Bend) on Willard Road as it turns south at Reservoir Rd.
Hours:
Jan. 2013: Reported gone.
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Shoe Tree

The Shoe tree has been removed! The tree full of shoes no longer exists.

[mb194, 01/11/2013]
Shoe Tree. Shoe Tree

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]
Shoe Tree

The shoe tree is located east of the town of Alfalfa on Willard Road before it turns south.

[Candy, 06/28/2009]

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