Current National Champion!
At the time, I was putting this page together Georgia actually had two co-champion longleaf pines. One is in Macon and is on the National List and the other within a few points located in Tazwell, a short distance east of Columbus, GA. However, it is my understanding that the Tazwell tree was struck by lightning and is dead. I'm awaiting verification.
Bibb County National Tree
Circumference = 127 inches
Comments: National Champion Longleaf Pine
Location: Bibb County, GA on land belonging to
Amory Rumble, 2551 Holly Bluff Lane, Macon GA, 31201. This tree is on
private property and not accessible to the public. Nonetheless, the directions
are as follows; one tenth mile north of Turner Circle on Riggins Mill
Road. Turn west on dirt road along creek and sewage line for 65 chains.
Turn south for 1.5 chains to tree located on top of hill near a large
pile of rocks. Tree approx. 200 yds from lake-- even with dam.
Nominator; Terrell Brooks
Owner: Amory Rumble
Big Tree Coordinator: Willard H. Fell; Georgia
Forestry Commission; 18899 US Highway 301 North; Statesboro, GA 30461
!!!Please send photo!!!
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