New England's Championship Hemlock
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
N 42° 16.247 W 072° 36.936
18T E 696636 N 4682594
Hemlocks grow to an average height of 70 feet with a circumference of 3 feet. This behemoth is 125 feet tall and 15 feet in circumference and is estimated to be 270 years old
Waymark Code: WM4JGT
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 08/31/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 51

Championship status is determined through height, circumference and crown size measurements. Though there are taller hemlocks than this one in NE, this is considered the championship tree thanks to a combination of all three factors.
Genus/Species: Hemlock

Height: 125

Girth: 15

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 270

Walk time: 2

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Website reference: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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