Atlas Obscura: The Quiet Glory of Chronicling America’s Champion Trees

This project apparently started last year, but I just heard about it, and the story where I read about it isn’t really useful, so I’m using this Atlas Obscura story from last year, and why am I explaining all this? You probably don’t care and why should you? Anyway, Atlas Obscura: The Quiet Glory of Chronicling America’s Champion Trees. “Not every National Champion tree is an exhibitionist. Awarded by the nonprofit conservation organization American Forests, the accolade goes to the biggest and most majestic specimen (or specimens) belonging to each of more than 700 tree species in the United States, based on criteria such as height, ‘crown spread,’ and trunk girth. But for every imposing oak or towering redwood, there are just as many entrants that don’t seem to merit a second glance.”

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