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Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa), State: WV
Description Tree has hollow area in trunk

Location Mason, WV


This champion Bur Oak of West Virginia made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2019. 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 
Trunk circumference278.3 inches
height107.58 feet
crown spread 112 feet
Total points414



LOCATIONMason, WV
Nominated ByR. Young
Year Nominated2010
Date Crowned2019-11-07
Year Last Measured2012
Record Reference #4762



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November 7th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |