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Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Blue Spruce (Picea pungens), State: CO
Description I found this tree in 2014. Will Blozan (also an American Forests National Cadre member like myself) went back to the tree on 6/30/15 and we measured it again. I also submitted it the Colorado Tree Coalition and they have it on their list. There should now be 3 national co-champion blue spruces. This tree that I’m submitting now, the different tree from Colorado that Will Blozan has submitted/or is submitting, and the Utah tree that was remeasured in 2015.

Location Hermosa Creek, CO


Blue SPRUCE

Picea pungens

This champion Blue Spruce of Colorado made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.


STATUSChampion
Tree circumference137
height180.58
crown spread 23.25
Total points323



LOCATIONHermosa Creek, CO
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Year Nominated2016
Date crowned



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