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Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis), State: CA
Description okay health, large dead core 20′ in the top.

Location Stanislaus National Forest, CA


This champion Sierra Juniper of California made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2015. 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

STATS 
Trunk circumference481 inches
height78 feet
crown spread 56 feet
Total points573



LOCATIONTuolumne, CA
Nominated ByJ.R. Hall
Year Nominated1983
Date Crowned2015-04-20
Year Last Measured2015
Record Reference #3036



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September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |