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Peppertree (Schinus molle)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Peppertree (Schinus molle), State: CA
Description The Osage Orange was planted by Patrick Henry

Is the tree located at Patrick Henrys old house or was it a seed sent back from the Lewis and Clark expedition? The debate continues Either way, the 402-point Osage-orange is a beautiful tree and can be see at Red Hill Shrine, Brookneal, Virginia.

Location San Juan Capistrano, CA

This champion Peppertree of California made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2015. 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 circumference367 inches
height57 feet
crown spread 72 feet
Total points442

Nominated ByRay Wheeler
Year Nominated1969
Date Crowned2015-04-20
Year Last Measured2015
Record Reference #3223

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