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2019 Champion Big Tree Register

BOTANICAL COMMON NAME POINTS RANKING STATUS CIRCUMFERENCE HEIGHT CROWN
Abies balsamea Balsam fir 235 1 Champion 131 94 40
Acer davidii Pere David's maple 132 1 Champion 47 77 33
Acer negundo Boxelder maple 146 Removed 146 0 0
Acer palmatum Japanese green maple 168 1 Champion 108 48 48
Acer pseudoplatanus Great maple 327 1 Champion 200 100 108
Acer rubrum Red maple 359 1 National Champion 264 75 80
Acer saccharinum Silver maple 448 1 Champion 316 105 107
Acer saccharinum Silver maple 267 5 Runnerup 183 70 55
Acer saccharinum Silver maple 252 6 Runnerup 148 88 62
Acer saccharinum Silver maple 257 4 Runnerup 170 74 53
Acer saccharinum Silver maple 379 3 Heritage 234 115 119
Acer saccharum Sugar maple 261 4 Runnerup 156 80 102
Acer saccharum Sugar maple 265 2 Runnerup 169 78 72
Acer saccharum Sugar maple 247 3 Runnerup 146 82 77
Acer saccharum Sugar maple 286 1 Champion 145 120 82
Aesculus flava Yellow buckeye 246 1 Champion 146 87 54
Aesculus hippocastanum American horsechestnut 250 1 Champion 179 55 63
Aesculus hippocastanum American horsechestnut 194 2 Runnerup 131 49 58
Asimina triloba Paw paw 76 1 Champion 33 36 27
Betula alleghaniensis Yellow birch 223 1 Champion 120 95 30
Betula allegheniensis Yellow birch 176 2 Runnerup 87 77 47
Betula lenta Black birch 254 1 Champion 138 100 65
Betula nigra River birch 210 2 Runnerup 133 60 66
Betula nigra River birch 237 1 Champion 121 94 87
Betula papyrifera Paper birch 165 1 Champion 101 50 56
Betula papyrifera Paper birch 0 Removed 0 0 0
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam 254 1 National Champion 181 55 72
Carya cordiformis Bitternut hickory 0 Removed 0 0 0
Carya glabra Pignut hickory 260 1 Champion 140 95 98
Carya illinoinensis Pecan 247 1 Champion 125 95 108
Carya illinoinensis Pecan 239 2 Runnerup 103 118 72
Carya ovalis Red hickory 0 Removed 0 0 0
Carya ovata Shagbark hickory 281 1 Champion 157 105 75
Carya tomentosa Mockernut hickory 256 1 Champion 135 104 69
Castanae dentata American chestnut 0 Removed 0 0 0
Catalpa bignoides Southern catalpa 314 1 Champion 206 90 71
Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa 302 1 Champion 205 80 66
Cedrus atlantica Blue atlas cedar 189 2 Runnerup 106 69 55
Cedrus atlantica Blue atlas cedar 229 1 Champion 133 83 50
Celtis laevigata Southern hackberry 193 1 Champion 113 64 65
Celtis occidentalis Common hackberry 350 1 Champion 211 113 105
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura tree 156 2 Runnerup 108 36 50
Cercidiphyllum japonicum Katsura tree 204 1 Champion 135 59 42
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic white cedar 201 1 Champion 132 60 35
Chamyciperous thyoides Atlantic white cedar 166 2 Runnerup 99 63 15
Chionanthus virginicus White fringe tree 191 1 Champion 132 45 55
Cladrastis kentukea American yellowood 240 1 Champion 185 38 66
Cornus alternifolia Alternate leaf dogwood 116 1 National Champion 75 30 45
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood 115 3 Runnerup 74 31 41
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood 127 1 Champion 81 34 47
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood 117 2 Runnerup 66 37 54
Cornus kousa Kousa dogwood 140 1 Champion 91 40 35
Diosporous virginiana Common persimmon 204 2 Runnerup 98 92 56
Diosporous virginiana Common persimmon 208 1 Champion 99 94 58
Fagus grandifolia American beech 0 Removed 0 0 0
Fagus grandifolia American beech 287 2 Runnerup 149 114 94
Fagus grandifolia American beech 268 3 Runnerup 137 108 91
Fagus grandifolia American beech 298 1 Champion 170 110 72
Fagus sylvatica European beech 333 4 Runnerup 199 107 107
Fagus sylvatica European beech 'Green' 320 5 Runnerup 209 88 94
Fagus sylvatica European beech 287 6 Runnerup 172 94 82
Fagus sylvatica European beech 202 7 Runnerup 148 44 39
Fagus sylvatica European beech 318 3 Runnerup 218 85 60
Fagus sylvatica European beech 202 8 Runnerup 121 66 60
Fagus sylvatica European beech 316 2 Runnerup 188 105 91
Fagus sylvatica European beech 322 1 Champion 210 90 88
Fagus sylvatica European 'Green' beech 320 1 Runnerup 209 88 94
Fraxinus americana White ash 301 3 Runnerup 185 97 75
Fraxinus americana White ash 315 2 Runnerup 185 105 99
Fraxinus americana White ash 398 1 National Champion 255 115 111
Fraxinus nigra Black ash 241 1 National Champion 137 85 75
Fraxinus nigra Black ash 186 2 Runnerup 67 108 44
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green ash 289 1 Champion 153 113 90
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green ash 0 Removed 0 0 0
Gingko biloba Gingko 304 3 Runnerup 184 100 81
Gingko biloba Gingko 303 4 Runnerup 157 128 72
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 270 5 Runnerup 157 95 70
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 311 2 Runnerup 211 80 79
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 342 1 Champion 231 92 77
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo 226 6 Runnerup 125 86 59
Gleditsia trichanthos Honey locust 297 1 Champion 196 80 82
Gleditsia trichanthos Honey locust 263 2 Runnerup 141 104 72
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffee tree 211 2 Runnerup 106 90 58
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffee tree 222 1 Champion 132 74 64
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffee tree 182 3 Runnerup 97 68 66
Ilex opaca American holly 149 2 Runnerup 72 68 34
Ilex opaca American holly 86 4 Runnerup 42 37 26
Ilex opaca American holly 196 1 Champion 109 75 47
Ilex opaca American holly 120 3 Runnerup 59 54 26
Juglans cinerea White walnut 0 Removed 0 0 0
Juglans nigra Black walnut 270 2 Runnerup 149 98 91
Juglans nigra Black walnut 362 1 Champion 228 110 97
Juniperous virginiana Eastern red cedar 225 1 Champion 149 65 44
Larix decidua European larch 182 2 Runnerup 121 51 39
Larix decidua European larch 259 1 Champion 160 87 48
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum 388 1 Champion 228 132 112
Liriodendron tulipifera Liriodendron tulipifera 333 7 Runnerup 206 105 86
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 298 8 Runnerup 176 107 61
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 313 6 Runnerup 160 130 91
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 320 5 Runnerup 180 110 118
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 396 1 Champion 248 120 113
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 342 3 Runnerup 191 128 93
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 346 2 Runnerup 193 123 120
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip tree 331 4 Runnerup 177 123 125
Maclura pomifera Osage orange 228 2 Runnerup 140 73 61
Maclura pomifera Osage orange 261 1 Champion 184 60 66
Magnolia acuminata Cucumber magnolia 351 1 Champion 245 85 83
Magnolia soulangeana Saucer magnolia 95 2 Runnerup 55 30 39
Magnolia soulangeana Saucer magnolia 103 1 Champion 63 27 52
Magnolia sprengeri Sprenger's magnolia 130 1 Champion 69 50 44
Magnolia stellata Star magnolia 222 1 Champion 156 55 44
Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay magnolia 124 1 Champion 64 50 41
Metasequoia glyphtostroboides Dawn redwood 339 1 National Champion 212 112 60
Metasequoia glyphtostroboides Dawn redwood 273 2 Runnerup 141 121 45
Morus alba Red mulberry 0 Removed 0 0 0
Morus hybrid Hybrid mulberry 262 1 Champion 196 50 62
Nyssa sylvatica Black gum 302 1 Champion 196 89 66
Nyssa sylvatica Black gum 202 2 Runnerup 132 53 66
Oxydendron arborea Sourwood 185 1 Champion 80 95 40
Pawlonia tomentosa Pawlonia 277 1 Champion 208 59 39
Phellodendron amurense Amur cork tree 330 1 Champion 228 75 107
Picea abies Norway spruce 274 1 Champion 175 83 63
Pinus echinata Shortleaf pine 199 1 Champion 98 90 45
Pinus resinosa Red pine 195 1 Champion 93 92 40
Pinus rigida Pitch pine 249 1 Champion 132 110 29
Pinus strobus White pine 308 1 Champion 172 120 64
Pinus strobus White pine 273 3 Runnerup 156 105 47
Pinus strobus White Pine 286 2 Runnerup 174 98 55
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine 221 2 Runnerup 109 100 48
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine 204 4 Runnerup 102 86 64
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine 210 3 Runnerup 97 102 43
Pinus taeda Loblolly pine 233 1 Champion 125 92 64
Pinus virginiana Virginia pine 171 1 Champion 118 43 38
Platanus acerfolia London planetree 228 2 Runnerup 132 81 61
Platanus acerfolia London planetree 298 1 Champion 168 104 102
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore 399 3 Runnerup 302 70 107
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore 318 6 Runnerup 172 125 84
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore 472 1 Champion 323 123 102
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore 385 4 Runnerup 269 93 90
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore 371 5 Runnerup 232 110 117
Platanus occidentallis Sycamore 439 2 Runnerup 300 107 128
Platanus occidentallis Sycamore 373 4 Runnerup 234 113 102
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood 298 3 Runnerup 191 88 77
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood 417 1 Champion 276 113 112
Populus deltoides Eastern cottonwood 388 2 Runnerup 259 100 115
Populus nigra Black poplar 403 1 Champion 270 105 110
Populus tremuloides Quaking aspen 192 1 Champion 96 80 63
Prunus serotina Black cherry 0 Removed 0 0 0
Prunus serotina Black cherry 280 1 Champion 192 70 72
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas fir 265 1 Champion 152 95 72
Pyrus communis Bartlett pear 77 1 Champion 35 33 36
Pyrus spp Seckel pear Seckel pear 157 1 Champion 114 35 33
Quercus alba White oak 397 2 Heritage 268 103 104
Quercus alba White oak 326 11 Heritage 195 110 83
Quercus alba White oak 353 8 Heritage 229 98 103
Quercus alba White oak 275 17 Runnerup 188 66 85
Quercus alba White oak 224 22 Heritage 172 43 35
Quercus alba White oak 374 0 Removed 240 100 135
Quercus alba White oak 274 18 Runnerup 149 104 85
Quercus alba White oak 200 23 Heritage 127 59 57
Quercus alba White oak 382 5 Runnerup 227 132 92
Quercus alba White oak 344 9 Runnerup 191 126 107
Quercus alba White oak 238 21 Runnerup 146 75 68
Quercus alba White oak 376 6 Runnerup 240 109 108
Quercus alba White oak  376 6 Heritage 241 110 99
Quercus alba White oak  391 4 Heritage 253 110 110
Quercus alba White oak 287 16 Heritage 164 102 82
Quercus alba White oak  393 3 Heritage 265 102 102
Quercus alba White oak 242 20 Runnerup 142 80 81
Quercus alba White oak 297 14 Heritage 201 70 106
Quercus alba White oak 329 10 Runnerup 199 105 99
Quercus alba White oak 443 1 Runnerup 308 100 140
Quercus alba White oak 316 15 Heritage 187 103 102
Quercus alba White oak 306 12 Heritage 187 95 95
Quercus alba White oak 273 19 Runnerup 159 90 95
Quercus bicolor Swamp white oak 399 1 National Champion 268 105 102
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak 314 2 Runnerup 175 110 116
Quercus coccinea Scarlet oak 282 1 Champion 178 78 104
Quercus falcata Southern red oak 237 3 Runnerup 137 78 88
Quercus falcata Southern red oak 276 2 Runnerup 126 125 100
Quercus falcata Southern red oak 279 1 Champion 185 68 102
Quercus imbricaria Shingle oak 290 1 Champion 189 83 73
Quercus laurifolia Laurel oak 279 1 Champion 144 110 99
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak 291 1 Champion 163 105 91
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak 0 Removed 0 0 0
Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak 0 Removed 0 0 0
Quercus muehlenbergi Chinquapin oak 286 1 Champion 172 90 95
Quercus nigra Water oak 206 1 Champion 127 59 78
Quercus palustris Pin oak 298 2 Runnerup 158 110 120
Quercus palustris Pin oak 271 5 Runnerup 136 105 121
Quercus palustris Pin oak 234 6 Runnerup 132 85 70
Quercus palustris Pin oak 251 3 Runnerup 141 90 78
Quercus palustris Pin oak 310 1 Champion 191 100 76
Quercus palustris Pin oak 247 4 Runnerup 120 103 96
Quercus phellos Willow oak 388 1 Champion 252 110 105
Quercus phellos Willow oak 303 2 Runnerup 182 98 94
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak 309 1 Champion 182 105 89
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak 292 2 Runnerup 163 110 75
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak 289 3 Runnerup 165 106 70
Quercus prinus Chestnut oak 458 1 Champion 335 100 91
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 327 5 Runnerup 214 83 118
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 329 4 Runnerup 195 111 92
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 265 7 Runnerup 148 95 87
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 320 6 Runnerup 195 100 101
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 345 3 Runnerup 233 91 85
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 422 1 Champion 289 105 110
Quercus rubra Northern red oak 323 8 Runnerup 185 110 113
Quercus rubra Northern Red oak 347 2 Runnerup 212 105 118
Quercus shumardi Shumard oak 224 1 Champion 103 102 74
Quercus stellata Post oak 141 1 Champion 71 54 62
Quercus velutina Black oak 293 2 Runnerup 164 100 116
Quercus velutina Black oak 405 1 Champion 258 110 146
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust 208 2 Runnerup 134 66 30
Robinia pseudoacacia Black locust 303 1 Heritage Champion 218 70 58
Salix babylonica Weeping willow 275 1 Champion 151 108 65
Salix babylonica Weeping willow 186 2 Runnerup 114 58 54
Salix matsudana Chinese willow 215 1 Champion 155 45 60
Salix nigra Black willow 298 1 Champion 206 71 82
Salix pseudolasiogyne Willow 151 1 Champion 113 29 36
Salix serecea Silky willow 122 1 National Champion 85 30 26
Sassafras albidum Sassafras 0 Removed 0 0 0
Sassafras albidum Sassafras 277 1 Champion 228 38 45
Sorbus alnifolia Korean whitebeam 151 1 Champion 82 58 43
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress 412 1 Champion 328 69 61
Taxodium distichum Bald cypress 255 2 Runnerup 124 120 44
Taxus spp Yew Yew 183 2 Runnerup 124 48 42
Taxus spp Yew Yew 223 1 Champion 186 26 43
Thuja plicata Western red cedar 218 1 Champion 112 95 42
Tilia americana American basswood 172 3 Runnerup 86 70 62
Tilia americana American basswood 360 1 Champion 234 105 83
Tilia americana American basswood 213 2 Removed 120 75 71
Tsuga canadensis Eastern hemlock 231 2 Runnerup 115 106 38
Tsuga canadensis Eastern hemlock 301 1 Champion 159 128 57
Ulmus americana American elm 315 2 Champion 178 115 86
Ulmus americana American elm 206 5 Runnerup 122 59 100
Ulmus americana American elm 324 1 Champion 207 90 107
Ulmus americana American elm 299 3 Runnerup 189 90 79
Ulmus americana American elm 279 4 Runnerup 153 103 91
Ulmus americana American elm 304 2 Runnerup 176 105 90
Ulmus americana American elm 0 Removed 0 0 0
Ulmus procera English elm 305 4 Heritage 204 80 85
Ulmus procera English elm 316 2 Heritage 185 110 83
Ulmus procera English elm 293 3 Runnerup 176 93 95
Ulmus procera English elm 338 1 Champion 216 95 107
Ulmus rubra Slippery elm 221 2 Runnerup 111 88 88
Ulmus rubra Slippery elm 163 3 Runnerup 85 68 39
Ulmus rubra Slippery elm 330 1 Champion 202 100 111
Zelkova serrata Japanese zelcova 181 1 Champion 104 62 60

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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