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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


Diospyros sandwicensis

This champion Lama Persimmon of Hawaii 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 circumference15.5
crown spread 30
Total points76

LOCATIONKeau‘ohana Forest Reserve, Puna, HI
Nominated byAnn Kobsa
Year Nominated2016
Date crowned2017-08-16

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