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Pennsylvania Hawthorn (Crataegus pennsylvanica)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Pennsylvania Hawthorn (Crataegus pennsylvanica), State: NC
Description Broad and vigorous crown, 50 ft x 38 ft. Presumed planted in 1920’s by Mrs. Elizabeth Cramer McClure. Origin of tree not known. Naturalized seedlings occur in vicinity and some of these have also matured and are in flower. English ivy on trunk removed/severed at time of measuring.

Location Buncombe, NC


Pennsylvania HAWTHORN

Crataegus pennsylvanica

This champion Pennsylvania Hawthorn of North Carolina made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.


STATUSChampion
Tree circumference56
height38
crown spread 44
Total points105



LOCATIONBuncombe, NC
Nominated byRon Lance
Year Nominated2010
Date crowned



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