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Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), State: WA
Description Located – Quinault Lake. Updated 1/4/09.

Location Olympic National Park, WA


This champion Sitka Spruce of Washington 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

STATS 
Trunk circumference740 inches
height191 feet
crown spread 80 feet
Total points951



LOCATIONGrays Harbor, WA
Nominated ByRobert Van Pelt
Year Nominated1987
Date Crowned2018-08-17
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #3390



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September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |