Trees are ranked by total points based on the following formula: Circumference (inches) + Height (feet) + ¼ Crown Spread (feet). The tree with the most total points is crowned national champion.

Official submissions for the national register require a nomination form and photos of the tree. Please download the form, fill it out, and send it and the photos to Eliza Kretzmann at ekretzmann@americanforests.org.

Thank you for your interest in the American Forests Champion Trees program. Nominations for the 2018 edition are now open through Arbor Day, which is April 27, 2018.



Please Select the Type of Tree
 Common Name

Or
Scientific Name

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Tree Size
Circumference (inches) at 4.5 feet inches    (Example 200)
Height (feet) feet   (Example: 100)
Crown Spread (average width in feet) feet   (Example: 87.5)

Instruments used for measurement (e.g. iAF Stick Method, tape, clinomter, laser rangefinder, hypsometer)

Height above ground level in feet where circumference was measured (if other than at breast height (4.5'))


Date Measured (mm/dd/yyyy)

Other remarks about the tree (optional)
(health, historical significance, any additional information)


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Tree Location
State:
City/Town/Park: (Example: Redwood National Park)

Is the tree located on public land?

Directions to the tree and other notes on its location:


GPS coordinate System/GPS Device/PDOP or Level of Accuracy: (optional)
GPS Device Name/Model:
Latitude (Decimal): (Example 35.123)
Longitude (Decimal): (Example 77.123)
Or UTM Zone/State Plane Coordinates:
E:
N:

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Nominated By
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Email:
*Phone:


Owner Same as First Nominator
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
Email:
Phone:
I don't have this information.

Measured By Same as First Nominator
*Name:
*Address:
 Address 2:
*City:
*State:
*Zip:
*Email:
*Phone:
I don't have this information.


* Denotes a required field. Please contact bigtrees@americanforests.org for further assistance.
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Photos, maps and additional documentation will help verify species identification, eligibility requirements and location. If possible, include a separate photo with a person standing in front of the tree to determine scale.

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Please Note: If you have more than 6 files or you have slides and/or prints of the tree please email bigtrees@amfor.org or send to our mailing address.

Please submit high-resolution digital images of the following:
 a. One of entire tree, from base to tip, with point of reference, such as a person, fence, house or barn
 b. Four photos, one from each cardinal direction (or at least representing four quadrant views of tree’s base from ground to 8’ or above;
 c. One of entire tree, from base to tip, with circumference measuring tape in place, and a reference object for scale.


Copyright and permissions:

By submitting a photograph you state that you are either the owner, or have obtained permission from the owner, and are granting full-time rights to American Forests to use these photographs in any American Forests publication and on its website without any fees.

I accept the terms and conditions.


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