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Tree Champions of West Virginia

“As part of West Virginia’s centennial celebration in 1963, the Division of Forestry held a big tree contest. More than 240 nominations representing 37 species were submitted. Half a century later, as the state celebrates its sesquicentennial, the West Virginia Big Tree Register boasts 124 species, including three champions from the original 1963 list and three national champions. Because trees grow in a variety of shapes and sizes, the fairest way to determine which ones make the Big Tree Register is . . .”

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