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It is possible that some white pines in the past reached heights of well over 200 feet [61 m] given the much larger area of primary forest prior to the timber boom in the 1800s, however, based on what grows today, it is highly unlikely they ever reached the heights in some of these historical accounts.

These reported heights are likely just a mixture of personal and commercial bravado by the lumbermen of the time.

Fourteen feet [4.3 m] of the tree were spoiled in falling.

The extreme length of the tree from the stump to the top twigs was 300 feet (91 m)] ---- Greenfield Gazette." In 1995 Robert Leverett and Will Blozan measured the Boogerman Pine, a white pine in Great Smokey Mountains National Park, at a height of 207 feet in 1995 using ground based cross triangulation methods.

The tree whose point total is the highest for that species is crowned as the champion in their registry.