National champion English laurelcherry

National champion English laurelcherry. Credit: The Davey Tree Expert Company

SPECIES NAME: English laurelcherry, Prunus laurocerasus

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington

CIRCUMFERENCE: 109 inches

HEIGHT: 33 feet

CROWN SPREAD: 52 feet

TOTAL POINTS: 155

NOMINATED: 1985

NOMINATED BY: Arthur Lee Jacobson

FUN FACT: Native to southwestern Asia and southeastern Europe, this evergreen species of cherry trees can now be found in North America’s Pacific Northwest. It is widely used as an ornamental species for urban gardens and parks.