Black Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa)

Black Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Black Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa), State: MT

Location Flathead, MT

Black Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa

This champion Black Chokecherry of Montana 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 39
height 66
crown spread 22
Total points 111

Nominated by Mark Lewing, Trever, Joshua & Trystan Mertins
Year Nominated 2016
Date crowned

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