Champion Tree
National Register

Home/Big Trees/Red Bay (Persea borbonia)

Red Bay (Persea borbonia)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Red Bay (Persea borbonia), State: TX

Location Montgomery, TX

This champion Red Bay of Texas made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2020. 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 circumference157 inches
height41 feet
crown spread 50 feet
Total points211

LOCATIONMontgomery, TX
Nominated ByJohn Warner
Year Nominated2020
Date Crowned2020-09-29
Year Last Measured2020
Record Reference #6677

Other Champion Trees

Quercus nigra

Prosopis pubescens

Quercus vaseyana

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 30th, 2020|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |