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Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera), State: WA
Description Tree was difficult too photograph because of the dense growth around it. It spits at the base. The largest trunk measures 138 inches four feet from the ground. The smaller one is the main trunk measured four feet off the ground.

Tree has been verified by certified arborist, John Olson. Updated by S. Shannon 2/15/12.

John W. Olson, Horticulturist
ISA Certified Arborist #PN206
360 376 8007 office
360 622 6315 mobile

Location Skagit, WA


Betula papyrifera

This champion Paper Birch of Washington made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

Tree circumference199
crown spread 85
Total points333

Nominated byFerdi Businger
Year Nominated2008
Date crowned

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