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Red Alder (Alnus rubra)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Red Alder (Alnus rubra), State: OR
Description Oregon ID #368. Photo credits: Jerry Black

Location Benton County, OR

This champion Red Alder of Oregon made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2018. 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 circumference165 inches
height98 feet
crown spread 68 feet
Total points280

Nominated ByRalph E. Anderson
Year Nominated2016
Date Crowned2018-08-30
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #5758

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September 17th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |