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St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

American Elm

Missouri State Champion Tree

 

—Treemendous —

 
American Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
1. American Elm Marker
Inscription.

This is to certify that the
American Elm
described below is the largest
known tree of its species in the
state of Missouri recorded by
Forestry Division,
Missouri Department of Conservation

Species: Ulmus americana
Owner: Bellefontaine Cemetery
Nominator: Margaret McCall
Measured by: Perry Eckhardt & Mark Grueber
Date Measured: July 2, 2010
Circumference: 191 inches
Height: 102 feet
Spread: 122 feet
Score: 324 points
County: St. Louis City
——————
The Great St. Louis Tree Hunt
#9 American elm
Ulmus americana
Celebrating the U.N. International
Year of Forests
Learn more at
mobot.org/treemendous

 
Erected 2010 by Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Gamma Tree Experts.
 
Location. 38° 41.245′ N, 90° 13.564′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Click for map. Monument is in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4947 West Florissant Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert A. Barnes (approx. 0.2 miles away);
American Elm Treemendous Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
2. American Elm Treemendous Marker
Presley and Amelia Cordell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Hart Benton (approx. half a mile away); James MacCash (approx. half a mile away); Charles Galloway (approx. half a mile away); Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless (approx. half a mile away); Rev. John R. Anderson (approx. 0.6 miles away); John B. Meachum (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Also see . . .
1. USDA American Elm Plant Profile. (Submitted on December 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri Botanical Garden Treemendous. (Submitted on December 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & Forestry
 
MO State Champion American Elm and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
3. MO State Champion American Elm and Markers
American Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2014
4. American Elm Marker
Missouri Champion Elm leafed out
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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