TREASURE TREES

#035 Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)

This tree is currently the State Champion (largest specimen in the state) Deodar Cedar. It was originally nominated by Joe McLaurin & Tom Martin, the founders of the Treasure Tree Program. It was preserved during the construction of a new house in the early 2000s. The Deodar Cedar is known as a great landscape specimen for the color of its foliage and the intriguing branch patterns. Deodar Cedars produce an aromatic oil that naturally deters insects.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 134"
  • Height (Ft.): 90'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 69'
  • Total Points: 204

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin & Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Alexander Guettel and Christine Smith C/O Doug Smith
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Deodar Cedar trees are productive at absorbing air pollutants like Ozone (Oз), which threaten warmer cities such as Charlotte. They’re used as street trees in some areas.
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