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Big Tree

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 in Heritage Tree Details |

Pinus ponderosa

This majestic pine is the biggest of its species ever recorded. It was a giant before the Oregon Territory was established, enduring centuries of fire, insects, disease, and human impact. Recently half of its crown was lost to weather, making another Ponderosa pine taller, but “Big Tree” remains the largest in circumference.

Tree facts

  • Approx. height: 162
  • Approximate Age: 500 years
  • Circumference: 28′ 11″
  • Dedicated on: April 5, 2000

Visit this tree

It is located in La Pine State Park, about 5 miles west of US Highway 97, 27 miles south of Bend.