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Ontario's tallest tree is rooted in the Ottawa Valley

The tallest tree in Ontario now belongs to a town just west of Ottawa, which boasts the 47-metre tall eastern white pine.

Eastern white pine is 47 metres tall, which reaches higher than a 13-storey building

The tallest tree in the province sits in the Ottawa Valley reaching 47 metres high. 2:05

The town of Arnprior, Ont., now has one tall order — the bragging rights to Ontario's tallest tree.

Just west of Ottawa, Arnprior is home to a 47-metre tall eastern white pine tree, which reaches higher than a 13-storey building.

The tree is more than 200 years old, which means it escaped loggers and developers for quite some time thanks to community support.

A towering red pine in Algonquin Park used to hold the record and foresters there are fighting to regain that title with a newly discovered yellow birch.

Watch Ashley Burke's video above to see just how tall and wide the Arnprior tree is.

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