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.
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 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.
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