Trees are extremely important! We here at High Touch High Tech want to highlight trees and all the things they do! They help mitigate air pollution by absorbing carbon and other pollutants. They also provide much needed habitat for wildlife.
Did you know there are Champion Trees? Champion trees are determined by factors such as height and diameter and the champion titles are awarded to many species of tree. To learn all about this you could check out the website:
The tree I am highlighting today is an Eastern Hemlock, who many of you may know is threatened by an invasive insect called the wooly adelgid. The botanical name for this tree is Tsuga canadensis. This champion is in Macon County NC and measures 175 feet high and trunk circumference at 194 inches! The crown spread is 49 feet!