Copper Beech: Champion Tree (Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea')

GPS Coordinates: 40.02817, -75.315087

The Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea') | is a slow growing deciduous tree, also known as the Bloodleaved Tree. Its leaves can range in color from purple to copper and flowers in the spring. It usually grows to about 50 feet tall and can be 50 feet wide. The Copper Beech is native to Europe. In 2007, this Copper Beech was nominated by Greg Nichols to be a Champion Tree of Pennsylvania and was awarded the title of Champion Tree that same year. This tree had a height of 66.1 feet in 2007. It is also the class tree of the Class of 1913. It ranks No. 3 in the Pennsylvania state champion listing.

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