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) at 4.5 feet inches    (Example 200)
Height (feet) feet   (Example: 100)
Crown Spread (average width in feet) feet   (Example: 87.5)

Instruments used for measurement (e.g. iAF Stick Method, tape, clinomter, laser rangefinder, hypsometer)

Height above ground level in feet where circumference was measured (if other than at breast height (4.5'))


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 coordinate System/GPS Device/PDOP or Level of Accuracy: (optional)
GPS Device Name/Model:
Latitude (Decimal): (Example 35.123)
Longitude (Decimal): (Example 77.123)
Or UTM Zone/State Plane Coordinates:
E:
N:

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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 6 files or you have slides and/or prints of the tree please email bigtrees@amfor.org or send to our mailing address.

Please submit high-resolution digital images of the following:
 a. One of entire tree, from base to tip, with point of reference, such as a person, fence, house or barn
 b. Four photos, one from each cardinal direction (or at least representing four quadrant views of tree’s base from ground to 8’ or above;
 c. One of entire tree, from base to tip, with circumference measuring tape in place, and a reference object for scale.


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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