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Japanese tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Japanese tree Lilac (Syringa reticulata), State: VA
Description This tree is very old but is in fair condition. A few of its branches are not the healthiest plus it is mildly rotting on one side, but seems to be toughing all this out. This tree is at least 75 yrs old or more although they live on average to 50 yrs in good conditions.

Location Richmond, VA

This champion Japanese tree Lilac of Virginia 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.

Tree circumference136 inches
height30 feet
crown spread 35 feet
Total points175

Nominated ByBen Blankenship
Year Nominated2018
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #6346

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