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American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), State: NJ

Location Essex, NJ

This champion American Hornbeam of New Jersey made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2011. It is the largest known tree of its species in the country as reported to American Forests. This tree is recognized not only for its size but also the critical ecosystem services that it provides such a food and shelter for wildlife, its water purification abilities, and its role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and storing carbon in its wood.

Tree circumference176 inches
height44 feet
crown spread 61 feet
Total points235

Nominated ByJohn Linson
Year Nominated2011
Date Crowned2011-12-31
Year Last Measured2011
Record Reference #4861

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September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |