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Red Hickory (Carya ovalis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Red Hickory (Carya ovalis), State: VA
Description The tree appears healthy and is growing in a stand of particularly tall trees. It is a forest grown tree, growing with beeches, poplars, and oaks. Height measured from multiple angles with laser hypsometer and verified with LiDAR.

Location Caroline, VA

This champion Red Hickory of Virginia 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.

Trunk circumference118 inches
height140 feet
crown spread 80 feet
Total points278

Nominated ByLandon Webb and Brian Josey
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-17
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #6670

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