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Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata), State: WA
Description Part of top has broken away since first discovered.

Location , WA

This champion Western Redcedar 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.

Photos credited to Brian Kelley

Trunk circumference746 inches
height163.67 feet
crown spread 48 feet
Total points922

Nominated ByRobert Van Pelt and Ken Hoover
Year Nominated1977
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #6204

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