#040 American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

This Hornbeam was confirmed State Champion (largest known specimen in the state) in 1989. It appears to have been removed around 2005. Hornbeams are typically understory trees that rarely exceed 30 feet in height. They are known for having many trunks and thin, blue-gray bark that is heavily fluted.

Statistics (1989)

  • Circumference (In.): 54"
  • Height (Ft.): 36'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 45'
  • Total Points: 101

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1989
  • Owned By: William and Patty Brooks
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: An American Hornbeam this size adds 343 square feet of Leaf Surface Area (LSA) to this property. Research cited by Casey Trees indicates that people are willing to pay more for properties with ample trees. Over its lifetime, this American Hornbeam added thousands of value to the property where it is located.
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