Champion Tree Nominations
If you have determined your tree is a candidate for champion status, nominate it!
The nomination window for the 2017 national register is now closed. Nominations will be accepted for the 2018 edition beginning in August 15, 2017.
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 annually. The 2017 register will be released on August 15, 2017.
Big Tree State Coordinators
While American Forests is available to help with any questions you may have during the nomination process, it may be best to first contact the big tree coordinators in your state. The state coordinators of the National Big Tree Program are a great resource for initial program information or measurement and nomination clarification.