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Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra), State: KY
Description Great condition

Location Lexington, KY

This champion Ohio Buckeye of Kentucky 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

Trunk circumference174 inches
height86 feet
crown spread 57 feet
Total points274

Nominated ByJennifer Turner
Year Nominated2016
Date Crowned2017-08-15
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #5771

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August 16th, 2017|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |