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Great basin bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Great basin bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva), State: NV
Description remeasured in August of 2016

Location Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, NV

This champion Great Basin bristlecone Pine of Nevada made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2018. 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

Trunk circumference455 inches
height52 feet
crown spread 45 feet
Total points518

Nominated ByRobert Van Pelt
Year Nominated2003
Date Crowned2018-09-04
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #3243

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September 7th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |