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.
|Trunk circumference||295 inches|
|crown spread||56 feet|
|Nominated By||Dan Miles|
|Year Last Measured||2017|
|Record Reference #||4113|
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