shortleaf pine

Credit: Ronald Billings

SPECIES NAME: Shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata

LOCATION: Smith County, Texas

CIRCUMFERENCE: 154 inches

HEIGHT: 91 feet

CROWN SPREAD: 66.5 feet

TOTAL POINTS: 262

NOMINATED: 2007

NOMINATED BY: Larry Jones

FUN FACT: This national champion is located at the Lindale Fishing and Hunting Club and is often visited by local tourists. The owners of the shortleaf pine say the tree was around long before the club was built in 1918, making the champ more than 100 years old.

 

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