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Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Water Oak (Quercus nigra), State: TX

Location Gregg, TX

This champion Water Oak of Texas 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 circumference249 inches
height88 feet
crown spread 86 feet
Total points359

Nominated ByGretchen Riley
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-27
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #6683

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