Pennsylvania’s Big Trees

(credit:  Paul Meyer/Morris Arboretum)

(credit: Paul Meyer/Morris Arboretum)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Wow, THAT’S A BIG TREE. And there’s another one. Turns out, there are lots of great big trees in Pennsylvania and you can learn a lot about them, tomorrow, Thursday February 9th, at 7 pm at The Aston Township Historical Society’s meeting at the Municipal Building on Pennell Road in Aston, PA.

Enjoy a free presentation by local arborist and author Scott Wade, who recently updated the book, Big Trees of Pennsylvania – which keeps track of champion trees, defined as the largest trees of each species in the state. That includes a white pine that’s over 182 feet tall, and a sweet cherry tree in Chester County more than 290 inches around. See what I mean? BIG. TREES. Like the champion Katsura tree at the Morris Arboretum pictured here.

You can find Pennsylvania’s big tree list, go visit them, and even get involved by learning how to measure trees so you can nominate a tree you know for champion status at this link: PaBigTrees.com

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