Forestry

Protecting Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development, and conservation for all generations of Arkansans

Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)

Baldcypress (Native)

Owner:  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Address:  Lower White River Wildlife Refuge

County:  Arkansas

Property: Public with limited access

Circumference: 523"

Crown width: 76'

Height: 126'

Bigness Index:  668

(Bigness Index = trunk circ. + height + 25% crown width)

Location: On the Champion Cypress Tree hiking trail- 1.2 miles one way.  Trail is open March 1- December 15.  Trail may be flooded at times, so calling the Refuge office for current trail conditions is advisable.

This is the largest tree in Arkansas. 

In the case of private property, please contact the Arkansas County Forestry Division Crew to ensure viewing is permitted and to schedule a showing.

The mission of the Forestry Division is to protect Arkansas’s forests, and those who enjoy them, from wildland fire and natural hazards while promoting rural and urban forest health, stewardship, development and conservation for all generations of Arkansans.

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72205
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