Nominate Your Tree
If you have determined your tree is a candidate for champion status, nominate it!
Nominations open every year on March 1, with the application window closing on Arbor Day (last Friday of April) of each year.
Crowning a Champion
The tree with the most total points is crowned national champion. When multiple candidates exist, the new “3 x 3” rule is employed, meaning co-champions are crowned using the following criteria:
- If the trees are under 100 points and within 3 points.
- If the trees have more than 100 points and the differential is 3 percent of the total.
The final register is released each year in July.