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America's Champion Trees Include At Least One In the National Park System

In this story from the National Parks Traveler, Davey is recognized for sponsoring the National Register of Big Trees. 

Published Oct. 12, 2013

National Parks Traveler

There are trees, big trees, and really big trees that are recognized as national champions by American Forests. And one of those champion trees, a chestnut oak, can be found in a small Civil War setting in Washington, D.C., preserved by the National Park Service.

Battery Kemble Park, a small expanse of green that's part of Rock Creek Park, was manned by Union soldiers to defend the U.S. capital. There, growing amid this highly urbanized area, rises the 105-foot-tall chestnut oak with a 23-foot circumference!

For the full story, visit the National Parks Traveler website.

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