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Byron Carmean is tree hunter. Carmean isn't after just any old tree, he hunts for "champs." Champs are the crown jewels of the forest. They have the largest height and circumference out of all the old growth trees. And since old growth trees are rapidly dying out, lots of people like Byron Carmean have been on the hunt for champs, in hopes of saving them. Weekend America's Hillary Frank paid a visit to a Byron Carmean, in a Virginia forest to learn the techniques and passions of a big tree hunter.

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  • By Barry Galef

    From Silver Spring, MD, 04/01/2011

    Does anyone have contact information for Byron Carmean? I have a question about a champion tree I think he nominated at Monticello.

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