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Velvet Ash (Fraxinus velutina)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Velvet Ash (Fraxinus velutina), State: AZ
Description Updated 12/17/07.

Location Prescott National Forest, AZ

This champion Velvet Ash of Arizona 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 circumference256 inches
height78 feet
crown spread 76 feet
Total points353

Nominated ByDavid Thornburg and Andy Allgood
Year Nominated2007
Date Crowned2019-10-03
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #3856

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October 4th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |