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Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis), State: OH
Description Tree was re-measured by Master Arborist and Certified Forester Joe Puperi 10/16/18

Location Hancock, OH

This champion Common Hackberry of Ohio 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.

Tree circumference286 inches
height90 feet
crown spread 89 feet
Total points398

Nominated ByFindlay Tree Commission
Year Nominated1991
Date Crowned2019-09-14
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #5356

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September 15th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |