PHOTO GALLERY: State-champion trees at MU

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | 9:42 p.m. CDT; updated 8:37 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 23, 2010
A rough leaf dogwood tree, latin name cornus drummondii, grows near the corner of Waters Hall at MU.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has recognized these six trees as state champions. In order to qualify as a state champion tree, the tree must be native to Missouri and the largest known tree of its species in the state.


Roughleaf Dogwood, latin name cornus drummondii, berries grown outside Waters Hall at MU.
MU Junior Aaron Gist plays baseball in the field beyond the shade of this Blackhaw tree, latin name viburnum prunifolium, near the intersection of College Avenue and Rollins Street on Tuesday.
A Buttonbush, latin name cephalanthus occidentalis, grows behind Tucker Hall at MU.
A bee pauses briefly on a buttonbush tree, latin name cephalanthus occidentalis, behind Tucker Hall at MU on Tuesday.
A sugarberry tree, named celtis laevigata, grows at the West end of Peace Park.
Jenny Dixon, left, and Keri Smith enjoy the shade of a large black maple tree, latin name acer nigrum, in Peace Park on Tuesday.
A fringetree, latin name chionathus virginicah, grows in front of Mumford Hall at MU.

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