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Title Mt. Ash (Sorbus Americana) 6'5" in circumference
Date October 16, 1955
Description Photograph of a mountain ash tree measuring 6 feet, 5 inches in circumference, alongside the road near milepost 362 in section 2P of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert E. Howe on October 16, 1955, to establish this tree as the biggest known example 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