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Pringle Hawthorn (Crataegus coccinea var. pringlei)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Pringle Hawthorn (Crataegus coccinea var. pringlei), State: OH
Description Tree is in very healthy condition as of 3/26/2018. This is a native tree that originated on site by natural means. ID of tree was confirmed by Dr. Jim Phipps, author of Crataegus in FNA (vol.9). Tree was nominated for state Champion recognition on 1/3/2017.

Date of current photos: 3/25/2018

Location Portage, OH

This champion Pringle Hawthorn of Ohio 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 circumference36 inches
height26 feet
crown spread 25 feet
Total points68

Nominated ByBrian P. Riley
Year Nominated2018
Date Crowned2019-11-13
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #6020

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November 15th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |