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Red Bay (Persea borbonia)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Red Bay (Persea borbonia), State: TX
Description

Location Montgomery, TX


This champion Red Bay of Texas made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2020. 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 circumference157 inches
height41 feet
crown spread 50 feet
Total points211



LOCATIONMontgomery, TX
Nominated ByJohn Warner
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-29
Year Last Measured2020
Record Reference #6677



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September 30th, 2020|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |