If you have determined your tree is a candidate for champion status, nominate it!
Nominate your tree
Nominations for the 2018 edition have ended, but feel free to nominate your tree for the 2019 Register!
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 American Forests Champion Trees national register is released annually. Check out the 2017 national champions and co-champions.
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.