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Champion Trees of the Clemson Experimental Forest

Within the Clemson Experimental Forest boundaries, there are three SC Champion Trees. They are chinkapin oak, rusty blackhaw, and white basswood. According to the South Carolina Champion Tree Database a champion tree is judged to be the largest of its species according to the following formula:

Trunk circumference (inches) + Height (feet) + 1/4 Average Crown Spread = Total Points

Clemson Experimental Forest Champion Trees

  • Clemson Experimental Forest Chinkapin oak champion
    Chinkapin oak
     
    - Quercus muehlenbergii
    190.2 inches in circumference 
    90 feet tall
    78 feet of average crown spread
    300 total points
  • Clemson Experimental Forest Rusty Blackhaw champion
    Rusty blackhaw
     
    - Viburnum rufidulum
    12 inches in dbh (diameter at breast height)
    20 feet tall
    21 feet of average crown spread
    37 total points
  • Clemson Experimental Forest White basswood champion
    White basswood
     
    - Tilia americana var. heterophylla
    90.6 inches in circumference
    115 feet tall
    46 feet of average crown spread
    217 total points