Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Rocky Mountain White Fir - Uinta National Forest

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Common Name Rocky Mountain White Fir
Species Abies concolor var. concolor
Address Loafer Canyon
City Uinta National Forest
Year Planted Uknown
Height 101 Feet
Spread 56 Feet
Circumference 244 Inches
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base.
Name of Nominator Barbara Gardener
Date Rated
Ownership Public: Uinta National Forest
Story In 1989, Barbara Gardner nominated this Rocky Mountain White Fir for to the National Big Tree register and a year later, it became the champion. Over the years, other states eventually dethroned Utah's champion, but last year after remeasuring the tree it successfully proved to yet again be the largest of its species in the nation. This beauty boast a height of 101 feet and a circumference of 244 inches at breast height. In addition to its enormity, the tree's spreading branches serve as a camping area for locals and hunters duting the summer and fall months. On the west side of the conifer, its bole has a large burrow area where it looks like animals have made a home. And in local folklore, ledgend has it that a pioneer was killed by a grizzly bear under the tree. Grizzly bears are now extinct in Utah.
Author Heather Church