National champion western redcedarSPECIES NAME: Western redcedar, Thuja plicata

LOCATION: Olympic National Park, Washington (also known as the Valley of Rainforest Giants)

CIRCUMFERENCE: 761 inches

HEIGHT: 159 feet

CROWN SPREAD: 45 feet

TOTAL POINTS: 931

NOMINATED: 1940

This is the largest tree in the state of Washington and the biggest Washing­ton tree listed in the National Register.

Starting in 2012, the National Register of Big Trees will be updated twice a year: once in spring and once in autumn. The Spring 2012 edition of the register will launch on Arbor Day. The deadline for spring nominations is March 1, so if you have your eye on a big tree, log onto www.american­forests.org/bigtrees to nominate your potential champion.