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Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana), State: WA
Description No clinometer available. Made conservative calculated estimate of height.
Tree discovery – was told large tree at this site, made rough measurements 8/13/88

Location Yakima County, WA

This champion Mountain Hemlock of Washington made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2010. 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.

Trunk circumference325 inches
height89 feet
crown spread 57 feet
Total points428

Nominated ByMatt Hiler and Mike Hiler
Year Nominated2008
Date Crowned2010-09-01
Year Last Measured2010
Record Reference #4332

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September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |