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Lonomea Soapberry (Sapindus oahuensis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Lonomea Soapberry (Sapindus oahuensis), State: HI
Description Located in the ‘first finger’ of the Pahole Natural Area Reserve, the purpose of this NAR is to protect rare Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems of the lowland mesic zone of the Waianae Mountains.

Location Pahole Gulch, Oahu, HI

This champion Lonomea Soapberry 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 circumference56.4 inches
height60 feet
crown spread 27 feet
Total points123

Nominated ByKarl Magnacca
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2017-08-16
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #5866

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