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Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii), State: CA
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 circumference331 inches
height72 feet
crown spread 100 feet
Total points428

Nominated ByRichard O. Benjamin
Year Nominated2010
Date Crowned2019-11-25
Year Last Measured2010
Record Reference #4761

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November 25th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |