The Mr. Big tree is a Red Gum Eucalyptus at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. Boyce Thompson is a couple miles west of Superior on US Hwy-60.
About Mr. Big..."This immense Red Gum Eucalyptus is 8 feet in diameter and stands over 100 feet tall. It was planted from a sapling in the spring of 1926. Red Gums are extremely fast growing trees and can put on 6 to 10 feet of new growth per year when young. Careful consideration is warranted before planting this species of Eucalyptus in a typical residential setting because of its great size and aggressive root system."
What's a sapling? A sapling is usually a tree that is at least
4.5 feettall and
2 to 4inches in diameter.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 02 February 2007