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Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), State: NC

Location Sampson County, NC

This champion Flowering Dogwood of North Carolina 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 circumference115 inches
height33 feet
crown spread 40 feet
Total points158

Nominated ByDr. A. J. Bullard, Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Year Nominated2014
Date Crowned2019-09-16
Year Last Measured2014
Record Reference #5560

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September 16th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |