TROY arboretum’s pond pine named Champion Tree by Alabama Forestry Commission

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

TROY owns one of 142 Champion Trees representing 130 distinct species.

Troy University’s arboretum is the official home of a Champion Tree, housing the largest pond pine tree in Alabama, and was formally recognized Thursday by the Alabama Forestry Commission.

Typically reaching heights of 60-80 feet, TROY’s pond pine was measured at 87 feet high. Scientifically named Pinus serotina, pond pines are native to the southern third of the…

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