Reading an article written 2014 I became aware of a record tree that I would have easy access to. We went by there yesterday and measured the cottonwood. While we were there a small branch fell but the tree is fairly healthy as far as I could tell.
The tree diameter is 112" which is a circumference of 351.8"
The height is 79'
The tree canopy is 123' and 107'
Giving 460 total points for the tree.
An Old Tree
A tree grows in a field,
unnoticed by many.
Time passes by,
some trees grow others are cut down.
Houses are built,
roads are laid down,
families gather under its shade.
Each year the tree expands,
as the sun gives its warmth.
Winter brings the snows
It withstands the driving rains.
The tree waits for the spring,
responding with growth to the return of warmth.