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Black Willow (Salix nigra)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Black Willow (Salix nigra), State: MN
Description I think John Goodfellow already nominated this tree to the National Registry. These measurements are MNDNR confirmed measurements.

Location Marine on St. Croix, MN

This champion Black Willow of Minnesota 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 circumference315 inches
height91 feet
crown spread 75 feet
Total points425

LOCATIONWashington, MN
Nominated ByJohn Goodfellow
Year Nominated2018
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #6167

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