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Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), State: MD
Description Appears very healthy.

Location Baltimore, Baltimore County, MD

This champion Southern Catalpa of Maryland made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2017. 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

Trunk circumference251 inches
height75 feet
crown spread 82 feet
Total points347

Nominated ByCharles and Karen Curlett
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2017-08-15
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #5882

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August 16th, 2017|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |