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Japanese tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Japanese tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata), State: MA

Location Frank A. Waugh Arboretum; UMass Amherst, MA

Japanese tree LILAC

Syringa reticulata

This champion Japanese tree Lilac of Massachusetts made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in 2017, as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

Tree circumference50.24
crown spread 36
Total points104

LOCATIONFrank A. Waugh Arboretum; UMass Amherst, MA
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Year Nominated2017
Date crowned2017-08-16

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