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Cerro Hawthorn (Crataegus erythropoda)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Cerro Hawthorn (Crataegus erythropoda), State: CO

Location Fort Collins, CO

This champion Cerro Hawthorn of Colorado 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

Trunk circumference26.69 inches
height14 feet
crown spread 17 feet
Total points45

Nominated ByMolly Roche
Year Nominated2018
Date Crowned2018-09-04
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #6123

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