Description An Abney level from 174 feet horizontal distance corrected for slope was used for measuring the height. 3 separate measurements were made over a 2 hour period by Richard Benjamin, a retired USFS career forester. Measurements were in accord with the measuring Guide
Location Mendocino, CA
This champion Pacific Madrone of California 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 circumference||331 inches|
|crown spread||100 feet|
|Nominated By||Richard O. Benjamin|
|Year Last Measured||2010|
|Record Reference #||4761|
Ways to Engage
Search the American Forests Champion Tree national register.
Nominate a big tree that you think can achieve champion status.
Browse stories on our blog, Loose Leaf, and get to know the people and champions that make up the program.
Sign up for our big tree email list and receive year-round updates on the program.