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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

Southern CATALPA

Catalpa bignonioides

This champion Southern Catalpa of Maryland made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in 2017, as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

Tree circumference251
crown spread 82
Total points347

Nominated byCharles and Karen Curlett
Year Nominated2017
Date crowned2017-08-15

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