Description Tree is named ‘Melkor’ and has a volume of 39,100 cubic feet. It is the 2nd largest coast redwood by volume behind Lost Monarch which has a volume of 42,500 cubic feet.
Location Humboldt, CA
This champion Coast Redwood of California made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2020. 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.
|Trunk circumference||845 inches|
|crown spread||89 feet|
|Nominated By||Christ Atkins and Michael Taylor|
|Year Last Measured||2011|
|Record Reference #||4919|
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