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Published January 28, 2012, 06:40 PM

North Dakota has a new champion tree

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- North Dakota has a new champion tree. A silver maple in Fargo replaces the former champion at a Fargo cemetery.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- North Dakota has a new champion tree. A silver maple in Fargo replaces the former champion at a Fargo cemetery.

Robert Penner owns the mountainous maple. It's at 49-02 University Drive South. The tree is the latest addition to the state's Register of Champion Trees, the official list of the largest trees of each species. The old winner lost branches and is in failing health.

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