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Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Blue Spruce (Picea pungens), State: CO
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.


STATS 
Tree circumference155 inches
height155.5 feet
crown spread 33.5 feet
Total points319



LOCATIONLa Plata, CO
Nominated ByMatt Markworth
Year Nominated2014
Date Crowned2014-09-01
Year Last Measured2014
Record Reference #5571



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March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |