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Title Mt. Ash (Sorbus americana) 6'5" in circumference
Date October 16, 1955
Description Photograph of an ash tree and measuring tape near mile post 362 in section 2P of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This picture was taken to establish the tree as the biggest of the species on record.
Location Location Name: Milepost 362
Parkway Milepost: 362.0
Latitude: 35.727059
Longitude: -82.352416
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Tags Buncombe County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway