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Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa), State: VA
Description The tree lost a large limb when another tree fell several years ago. Other than that, the tree is healthy and not endangered. First nominated to Virginia Big Tree Program in 1991.

Location Rockbridge, VA

This champion Northern Catalpa of Virginia 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 circumference241 inches
height66 feet
crown spread 78 feet
Total points327

LOCATIONRockbridge, VA
Nominated ByWilliam S. Hubard
Year Nominated2019
Date Crowned2019-09-14
Year Last Measured2015
Record Reference #6500

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September 14th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |