Join horticulturist and HGTV host Erica Glasener for a tour of 4 legendary trees.
By Erica Glasener, Networx
Chances are, you may have a champion tree in your own neighborhood and not even know it. For more than 70 years, the mission of The National Register of Big Trees, coordinated by American Forests, a nonprofit based in Washington, DC has been "to preserve and promote the iconic stature of these living monarchs and to educate people about the key role that these remarkable trees and forests play in sustaining a healthy environment."
Champion trees are documented using a formula that takes into account the circumference, height and crown spread of individual trees. Find out if you have one in your own local landscape.
1. The Osage Orange at River Farm in Alexandria, VA
New national champions in 2011 include the Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) at River Farm, the headquarters for the American Horticultural Society in Alexandria, VA. It's over 200 years old and is prized not only for its age and size, but for the cool environment created under itsRead More »from Four Legendary Trees