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Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis), State: ME
Description Duplicate records of this tree existed. I combined them into this record as it is the oldest (original). I deleted the duplicate. 7/11/2019 RT

Location Kennebec, ME

This champion Yellow Birch of Maine made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2017. 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

Tree circumference242 inches
height95 feet
crown spread 80.5 feet
Total points357

Nominated ByCathy Cook and Douglas Stevenson
Year Nominated2009
Date Crowned2017-08-15
Year Last Measured2014
Record Reference #4362

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July 11th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |