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Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava), State: VA
Description The tree is hollow and large enough for 3 – 4 people to stand inside. Before it was purchased by the USFS, this tree served as a pig pen.

Location Alleghany, VA

This champion yellow buckeye Aesculus of Virginia 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

Trunk circumference295 inches
height81 feet
crown spread 56 feet
Total points390

Nominated ByDan Miles
Year Nominated2007
Date Crowned2017-12-31
Year Last Measured2017
Record Reference #4113

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