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Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

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

Location Suffolk, VA

This champion Common Persimmon of Virginia made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2017. 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 circumference152 inches
height85 feet
crown spread 68 feet
Total points254

Nominated ByByron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Year Nominated2016
Date Crowned2017-08-16
Year Last Measured2015
Record Reference #5793

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August 16th, 2017|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |