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Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens), State: TX

Location Brewster, TX

This champion Screwbean Mesquite 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.

Trunk circumference2.96 inches
height23 feet
crown spread 23.5 feet
Total points32

Nominated ByGretchen Riley
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-26
Year Last Measured
Record Reference #6681

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