Description May have died in 2018 fires – CO folks are checking. 8/17/17 changed status from co-champion to dethroned because an updated measurement of this tree was provided as a new entry (#5735). Justin Hynicka
Location Hermosa Creek Roadless Area in the San Juan Nation, CO
This champion Blue Spruce of Colorado made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2014. 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 circumference||155 inches|
|crown spread||33.5 feet|
|LOCATION||La Plata, CO|
|Nominated By||Matt Markworth|
|Year Last Measured||2014|
|Record Reference #||5571|
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