Champion Tree News

The American Forests Champion Trees National Register is comprised of tree enthusiasts with adventurous spirits and impressive trees with equally amazing histories, both coming together to make for some exciting tales!

An Old Champion Passes the Crown

December 28th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees, Blog|Tags: , , |

Champion Tree Archivist Brian Kelley paid a visit to the Champion Jeffrey Pine and discovered something unexpected.Read More

A Tale of Two Trees and a Wildfire

December 12th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees, Blog|Tags: , , |

This year, wildfire devastated many homes, communities and forests. Two of our Champion Trees got caught in the mix.Read More

Immortalizing Trees

Find out what Brian Kelley hopes to accomplish with his journey to photograph the Champion Trees, and why he’s just as excited as American Forests to be a part of it!Read More

Introducing Brian Kelley, Champion Tree Archivist

Meet American Forest's artist-in-residence, Brian Kelley, as he embarks on his cross country trip to photograph every tree in our Champion Tree Registry.Read More

5 of the Most Famous Trees around the World

  • Major Oak

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Big Trees, Blog|Tags: , , |

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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