Hornbeam at Crown Hill

Hornbeam at Crown Hill that made the National Resgistry for being the biggest of its species in Indiana

Hornbeam at Crown Hill that made the National Resgistry for being the biggest of its species in Indiana

Big trees in Indiana can sometimes be surprising!

Although its not the biggest tree on the block, the American Hornbeam that resides at Crown Hill Cemetery has staked its claim as the biggest of it’s species in Indiana.  With a circumference of 153 inches (over 12 feet), a height of 33 feet and a crown spread of 58 feet it is recognized as the biggest Hornbeam in Indiana.
Also known as Musclewood trees for their obvious appearance of muscle-y like limbs, this hornbeam redefines big because while it is only 33 feet tall, it may have taken this tree 100 years to grow to this size.

~ by daniel on May 2, 2009.

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