Champion Tree
National Register

Home/Big Trees/Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera), State: NH
Description none

Location Cheshire, NH


This champion Paper Birch of New Hampshire 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.


STATS 
Trunk circumference116 inches
height87 feet
crown spread 62 feet
Total points219



LOCATIONCheshire, NH
Nominated ByJim Robinson
Year Nominated1995
Date Crowned2019-09-13
Year Last Measured2011
Record Reference #5099



Other Champion Trees


Betula papyrifera var. cordifolia

Betula neoalaskana

Betula populifolia



Help us honor and protect our nation’s Champion Trees.



Ways to Engage

search-icon

Search

Search the American Forests Champion Tree national register.

Nominate

Nominate a big tree that you think can achieve champion status.

Explore

Browse stories on our blog, Loose Leaf, and get to know the people and champions that make up the program.

Subscribe

Sign up for our big tree email list and receive year-round updates on the program.

September 14th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |