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Tamarack (Larix laricina)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Tamarack (Larix laricina), State: MN

Location Brainerd, MN

This champion Tamarack of Minnesota 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.

Trunk circumference150 inches
height67 feet
crown spread 69 feet
Total points234

Nominated ByJim and Anne Pierson
Year Nominated2017
Date Crowned2017-08-15
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #5847

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