Paul Bunyan size?

Hemlock tree in Washington.
Photo credit: cm195902 (Chris M)
Q:

I have a western hemlock on my property that is over 25 feet around at the trunk. I have never seen one larger. Could this be an Oregon record??

- Lincoln County, Oregon
A:

The Oregon Blue Book has the list of Oregon Trees that are on the national register of big trees.

The current national champ for western hemlock is in the state of WA.

If you would like to nominate a tree for the registry, you can do so through: American Forest

Jim Reeb
Associate Professor
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