Please fill in this online nomination form or download the pdf version. Photos are required with every submission.

Trees are ranked by total points based on the following formula: Circumference (inches) + Height (feet) + ¼ Crown Spread (feet). The tree with the most total points is crowned national champion.

Nomination deadlines: March 15 (spring register), September 15 (fall register)



Please Select the Type of Tree
ByCommon Name

OrScientific Name

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Tree Size
Circumference inches    (Example 200)
Height feet   (Example: 100)
Crown Spread feet   (Example: 87.5)

Instruments used for measurement (e.g. tape, clinomter)

Height above ground level where circumference was measured


Date Measured (mm/dd/yyyy) select

Other remarks about the tree (optional)
(health, historical significance, any additional information)


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Tree Location
State:
City/Town/Park: (Example: Redwood National Park)

Is the tree located on public land?

Directions to the tree and other notes on its location


GPS coordinates (Decimal) (optional)
Latitude: (Example 35.123)
Longitude: (Example 77.123)

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Nominated By
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Email:
*Phone:


Owner Same as First Nominator
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
Email:
Phone:
I don't have this information.

Measured By Same as First Nominator
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Email:
*Phone:
I don't have this information.


* Denotes a required field. Please contact bigtrees@americanforests.org for further assistance.
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Photos, maps and additional documentation will help verify species identification, eligibility requirements and location. If possible, include a separate photo with a person standing in front of the tree to determine scale.

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Please Note: If you have more than 5 files or you have slides and/or prints of the tree please email bigtrees@amfor.org or send to our mailing address.

Copyright and permissions:

By submitting a photograph you state that you are either the owner, or have obtained permission from the owner, and are granting full-time rights to American Forests to use these photographs in any American Forests publication and on its website without any fees.

I accept the terms and conditions.


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