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Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), State: OH

Location Scioto County, OH

This champion Common Persimmon of Ohio made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2015. 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 circumference157 inches
height87 feet
crown spread 46 feet
Total points256

Nominated ByBrian Riley
Year Nominated2001
Date Crowned2015-04-20
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #5586

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September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |