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Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), State: GA
Description Tree in good health, lots of cable and bracing work, is some basal fungal decay. Will monitor on check-ups

Location Ware, GA

This champion Live Oak of Georgia made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2019. 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 circumference440 inches
height78 feet
crown spread 161 feet
Total points558

Nominated BySeth Hawkins
Year Nominated2019
Date Crowned2019-11-07
Year Last Measured2019
Record Reference #6540

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November 7th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |