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Myrtle Oak (Quercus myrtifolia)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Myrtle Oak (Quercus myrtifolia), State: FL

Location Collier, FL

This champion Myrtle Oak of Florida made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2016. 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 circumference70 inches
height41 feet
crown spread 38 feet
Total points121

Nominated ByRon Echols
Year Nominated2016
Date Crowned2016-09-06
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #5749

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September 17th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |