Twinberry Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Twinberry Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Twinberry Stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans), State: FL
Description Former National Champion, removed from Florida program due to lack of response from landowner. The tree is located on an Indian archeological site (mound) dated back to the Calusa period. There are numerous cabbage palms, sugarberry, and other Simpsons stopper on site.

Location Okeechobee, FL

Twinberry STOPPER

Myrcianthes fragrans

This champion Twinberry Stopper of Florida made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in , as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

STATUS Champion
Tree circumference 36
height 38
crown spread 23
Total points 80

LOCATION Okeechobee, FL
Nominated by Dale Armstrong
Year Nominated 2009
Date crowned

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