Champion Beech Tree

Champion Beech Tree (HM13TH)

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Cape Girardeau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.833', W 89° 31.203'

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This stately Beech is one of the largest and oldest trees in the State of Missouri. A registered "champion" tree, it is approximately 200 years old. Quite possibly it was alive at the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

The American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is the only native North American species of beech.A slow growing hardwood, beaches may live 300-400 years and attain heights of 70-120 feet. Beech trees are typically found in the hardwood forests of eastern United States.

Cape Girardeau is located at the edge of beech tree's growth range, where the beech-maple forest of Illinois-Indiana give way to the oak-hickory forests of Missouri.
HM NumberHM13TH
Placed BySoutheast Missouri State University
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 9:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 276632 N 4130822
Decimal Degrees37.29721667, -89.52005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.833', W 89° 31.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 49.98" N, 89° 31' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 73-99 Morgan Oak St, Cape Girardeau MO 63703, US
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