Big Trees News

The American Forests National Big Tree program is comprised of tree enthusiasts with adventurous spirits and impressive trees with equally amazing histories, both coming together to make for some exciting tales!

State Champion Residing in the Alaskan Wilderness

  • Harris Air float plane

January 26th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Garnering a total of 646.5 total points, 100 points higher than the previous record, a new champion Sitka spruce has been crowned. Read the story behind the quest, measurement and crowning of this new champion!Read More

Obituary: The Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree Has Toppled

  • A poor attempt at a tourist attraction back in the 1800'sPioneer Cabin Tree

January 10th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

One of the most famous trees in the United States has fallen. The sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree was famous for its tunnel large enough to drive a car through. The recent storm that hit California proved too much for this beloved tree, and it toppled on Sunday.Read More

Saheda: Profile of a Great New England White Pine

  • Saheda white pine

December 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Measuring 171 feet tall, with a girth of 12, Saheda, the champion white pine, is the second tallest tree in all of New England. Discover the story of its champion tree nomination, as well as the history leading to its crown, straight from the nominator himself, Robert T. Leverett, a member of the National Cadre of Tree Measuring Experts.Read More

Remembering Fallen Champion Trees

  • Pacific madrone
Champion big trees can be thought of as the mascots of forests! Their magnificent beauty is powerful, but they are still susceptible to pests and extreme weather. In this post, learn about some of the recently fallen champions and the causes of their demise. Read More

2016 Champion Trees Announced

  • Sequoia Grove

September 20th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The champions have been crowned!! We are excited to announce the release of the 2016 Champion Trees National Register. The star of this year’s competition is a submission with an astounding 792 points, putting it 10th in the ranking of all time largest champions! Can you guess what species it is? Read More
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