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Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa), State: OR
Description OR ID #517

Location Polk, OR

This champion Black Cottonwood of Oregon made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2018. 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.

Trunk circumference379 inches
height141 feet
crown spread 96 feet
Total points544

Nominated BySeth and Eric Crawford
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #6106

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September 7th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |