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Oleander (Nerium oleander)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Oleander (Nerium oleander), State: AZ

Location Sun City, AZ

This champion Oleander of Arizona made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2014. 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 circumference65 inches
height30 feet
crown spread 27 feet
Total points102

Nominated ByRussell T. Gates and Larry B. Wright
Year Nominated2003
Date Crowned2014-04-16
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #3197

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