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Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa), State: HI
Description The Nature Conservancy’s 8,089-acre Kona Hema Preserve protects part of an ancient koa-�ōhi�a forest in south Kona, on the slopes of Mauna Loa.

Location Kona Hema Preserve, HI

This champion Hopbush of Hawaii 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.

Tree circumference32 inches
height38 feet
crown spread 28 feet
Total points77

Nominated ByKarl Magnacca
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2017-08-16
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #5846

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