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Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), State: NJ
Description This tree was nominated in 2019 on a paper nomination form. However, due to transition between National Register managers the form was misplaced/lost. An exception has been made for this nomination due to American Forests’ error. All information on file is what has been provided to American Forests by the NJ State Coordinator Joseph Bennett. Picture requirements are inline with the 2018-2019 nomination period. (Less than 6 photos acceptable for that time period.) 9/15/2020 RTileston

Location Burlington, NJ

This champion Sweetgum of New Jersey 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 circumference228 inches
height132 feet
crown spread 112 feet
Total points388

LOCATIONBurlington, NJ
Nominated ByGeorge Klinger and Joe Aufiero
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-24
Year Last Measured2016
Record Reference #6687

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