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Southern crab Apple (Malus angustifolia)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Southern crab Apple (Malus angustifolia), State: MD
Description Measured below 4.5′ to avoid burls. Tree poorly pruned. Much sucker growth.

Location Montgomery, MD

This champion Southern crab Apple of Maryland 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 circumference112 inches
height45 feet
crown spread 40 feet
Total points167

LOCATIONMontgomery, MD
Nominated ByTighe Holden
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2020-09-24
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #5860

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