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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!

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

Why I’m Here: The Story of The Senator

August 25th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

An old, massive tree stands tall and proud, inspiring others by its majesty. Until one day, it is careless burnt down. Read the heart-wrenching tale of one bald cypress that led our newest policy intern, Jessie, to devote her career to forest policy.Read More

Discover 5 of America’s Old-Growth Forests

  • Jedediah Redwoods State Park
Ancient forests are an impressive symbol of the strength and resiliency of our forests. From across the country, these majestic old-growth forests have seen centuries of history pass by as they safely avoided being felled by extreme weather, pests, disease or the timber industry.
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5 of the Most Famous Trees around the World

  • Major Oak
These legendary trees have watched history pass by for thousands of years. From marking the burial ground of a pre-Roman era chief to sheltering Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest or being the only sign of life in the Sahara desert, here are the most fascinating trees in the world.
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