A Remarkable cucumber magnolia

Tree Information
Common Name: cucumber magnolia
Scientific name: Magnolia acuminata
Category: Champion (big) tree
Notes: This tree is remarkable due to its size; 240" circumference, crown 90-95', and height est. 75-100' which makes it one of the largest cucumber trees in the state and the fact that it has survived and thrived being located within a few feet of an 1830s farm manor house in Charlottesville Virginia. The estate proper sports many specimen trees. Also see American sycamore. (Note: this is the third largest cucumbertree on record for Virignia in Septemeber 2006.)
Best time to photograph: Spring, summer and fall on clear day
Nominator: David Abdullah M.D.
Location of Tree
County/City: Albemarle
Name of tree owner: Dr. and Mrs David Abdullah
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