TREASURE TREES

#042 American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)

This American Hornbeam is marked as gone in the original Treasure Tree documentation. A site visit is required to confirm. This treasure tree is located on private property with 5 other treasure trees: #038, #046, #048, #049, and #067. 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 (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 40"
  • Height (Ft.): 53'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 35'
  • Total Points: 102

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Wesley and Anne Smith
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Hornbeams have a very low flammability rating, making them perfect to plant close to a structure while maintaining fire safety.
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