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Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), State: WA
Description

Location Olympic National Park, WA


This champion Western Hemlock of Washington made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2018. 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.


STATS 
Trunk circumference343 inches
height190 feet
crown spread 50 feet
Total points546



LOCATIONJefferson, WA
Nominated ByRobert L. Wood and Robert Van Pelt
Year Nominated1989
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #2979



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September 7th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |