Wisconsin's Champion Trees: A Tree Hunter's Guide

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Wisconsin Book Pub., 2005 - History - 111 pages
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A champion tree is the largest recorded tree of its species. In this book, R. Bruce Allison takes us on a tour of Wisconsin’s champion trees. Champion trees have been officially recorded in the state since1941. This book contains the location and measurements of 153 species of Wisconsin champion trees. Here is a guide and a challenge to all Wisconsin big-tree hunters to seek and nominate new record trees.

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R. Bruce Allison has been a professional arborist in Madison, Wisconsin, since 1974. His education includes a degree in writing from Brown University and a Master of Science in Forestry and Doctorate in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and chairman of both the Dane County Tree Board and Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council. He is the author of Every Root an Anchor: Wisconsin’s Famous and Historic Trees (2005); Tree Walks of Dane County (1981); and Tree Walks of Milwaukee County (1982). His articles have appeared in the Wisconsin Academy Review, Wisconsin Alumni Magazine, Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, American Forests Magazine, Arborcultural Journal, and Shading Our Cities (Island Press, 1989).

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