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Sweet crab Apple (Malus coronaria)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Sweet crab Apple (Malus coronaria), State: VT
Description It has been the centerpiece of a large greensward for c.150 years.///It appears that the municipal building was reconstructed around 2009 and expanded closer to the tree. From Google Street View, it looks like the height may have decreased from dieback or pruning. Looks like crown spread was pruned too.–Eric Wiseman, Remeasured on August 5th, 2019 per American Forests’ request; measurement by Kate Forrer (Urban & Community Forestry) and AJ Follensee (County Forester).

Location Orange, VT

This champion Sweet crab Apple of Vermont made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2019. 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.

Tree circumference106 inches
height38 feet
crown spread 29.5 feet
Total points151

Nominated ByLeigh Wright
Year Nominated2006
Date Crowned2019-09-03
Year Last Measured2019
Record Reference #3778

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September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |