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Lama Persimmon (Diospyros sandwicensis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Lama Persimmon (Diospyros sandwicensis), State: HI
Description Mālama O Puna is a 501(c)3 environmental nonprofit volunteer service organization who’s mission is to protect and restore the natural treasures of Puna and Hawaii Island. Their biggest current project is restoration in the Keauohana Forest Reserve, where the nominated Lama tree is located.

Location Keauohana Forest Reserve, Puna, HI

This champion Lama Persimmon 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 circumference15.5 inches
height53 feet
crown spread 30 feet
Total points76

Nominated ByAnn Kobsa
Year Nominated2016
Date Crowned2017-08-16
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #5839

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