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Champion Trees

Champion Trees of Washington State


A champion tree is the largest known example of its kind, representing the maximum growth of a species. The Washington State Big Tree Program has registered over 1,000 trees belonging to over 800 species and cultivated varieties that are the largest in the state. This program is very important as it recognizes, documents, and helps preserve these majestic examples of biological maturity.

Current Champion Trees at Lakewold

Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ - Red Japanese Maple
Halesia caroliniana var. monticola - Mountain Silverbell
Ilex x altaclerensis camelliafolia - Camellia-leaved Highclere
Ilex crenata - Japanese Holly
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
Parrotia persica - Persian Ironwood
Prunus lusitanica - Portugal Cherry
Prunus ‘Pandora’ - Pandora Cherry
Prunus ‘Tai Haku’- Tai Haku Cherry

Source: Robert Van Pelt, Champion Trees of Washington State (U.S. of America: University of Washington Press, 1996.

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Lakewood, WA 98499
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Lakewood, WA 98496