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Champion Trees

Champion Trees of Washington State


A champion tree is the largest known example of its kind, representing the maximum growth of a species. The Washington State Big Tree Program has registered over 1,000 trees belonging to over 800 species and cultivated varieties that are the largest in the state. This program is very important as it recognizes, documents, and helps preserve these majestic examples of biological maturity.

Current Champion Trees at Lakewold

Acer palmatum - Japanese Maple located near the Dog Path
Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ - Red Japanese Maple located on Circle Drive
Halesia caroliniana var. monticola - Mountain Silverbell located by the teahouse
Ilex x altaclerensis camelliafolia - Camellia-leaved Highclere located on the path to the lake
Ilex crenata - Japanese Holly located in the Woodland Garden
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood located in the back lawn
Parrotia persica - Persian Ironwood located in the Woodland Garden
Prunus lusitanica - Portugal Cherry
Prunus ‘Pandora’ - Pandora Cherry located behind the Shade Garden
Prunus ‘Tai Haku’- Tai Haku Cherry located in the Fern Garden

Source: Robert Van Pelt, Champion Trees of Washington State (U.S. of America: University of Washington Press, 1996.

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12317 Gravelly Lk Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
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Mailing Address:
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Lakewood, WA 98496