Champion Tree
National Register

Home/Big Trees/Bitter Cherry (Prunus emarginata)

Bitter Cherry (Prunus emarginata)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Bitter Cherry (Prunus emarginata), State: OR
Description OR ID #390.

Location Marion, OR

This champion Bitter Cherry of Oregon made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2014. It is the largest known tree of its species in the country as reported to American Forests. This tree is recognized not only for its size but also the critical ecosystem services that it provides such a food and shelter for wildlife, its water purification abilities, and its role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and storing carbon in its wood.

Trunk circumference35 inches
height83 feet
crown spread 10 feet
Total points121

Nominated ByRalph Anderson and Jerry Black
Year Nominated2013
Date Crowned2014-09-01
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #5318

Other Champion Trees

Acer macrophyllum

Help us honor and protect our nation’s Champion Trees.

Ways to Engage



Search the American Forests Champion Tree national register.


Nominate a big tree that you think can achieve champion status.


Browse stories on our blog, Loose Leaf, and get to know the people and champions that make up the program.


Sign up for our big tree email list and receive year-round updates on the program.

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |