Welcome to the National Register of Champion Trees nomination form page! Below you will find the tabbed nomination form. Official nominations for the national register require you to submit the tree’s information, including 6 photographs, using the form below. Nominations without the required 6 photographs will be rejected.

Nominations for the 2019 National Register of Champion Trees closed on May 1, 2019.

Submissions for the 2020 National Register of Champion Trees will close May 1, 2020.

Starting June 1, 2019 paper nomination forms from prior years will not be accepted. Eligible 2020 paper nomination forms will be made available upon request from a Nominator. To request a paper nomination form please email bigtrees@americanforests.org or write to:

American Forests
ATTN: Champion Trees National Register
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005
 

NOMINATION FORM

Champion Trees Nomination Form
Tree Nominator Who is nominating this tree?
Nominator's Name
First Name

Last Name
Organization
Address
Street Address Line 1

Street Address Line 2

City

State

Postal / Zip Code

Email
example@example.com

Phone Number
Tree Owner Who owns this tree?
Do you know who owns this tree? I know who owns this tree.
I do not know who owns this tree.

Owner's Name

First Name

Last Name
Organization
Address
Street Address Line 1

Street Address Line 2

City

State / Province

Postal / Zip Code

Email
example@example.com

Phone Number
Does the tree owner agree to the tree being nominated? Yes
No
I don't know
Does the tree owner agree to the tree being available for public inspection? Yes
No
I don't know
Tree Location Where is this tree located?

American Forests will not publicly disclose the exact location of the tree.

Does this tree reside on public or private property? Public Property
Private Property
I don’t know
Is this tree at a specific address? If yes, please fill in the address information below.
Street Address Line 1

Street Address Line 2

City

Postal / Zip Code
County the Tree Is In
State the Tree Is In
If you used a GPS device to determine the location of this tree please provide the make and model of that device below.
Latitude of tree location
Longitude of tree location
Please share any special instructions that someone would need to know to be able to locate this tree. For example, does this tree require boat access to be measured? Is this tree located in a remote location?
Tree Identification
Scientific Name
Common Name
Genus
Is this tree species considered invasive in your state? Yes
No
I don't know
Tree Measurements
On what date was this tree measured?
Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Is this tree a single trunk or multi-trunk tree? Single Trunk
Multi-Trunk
I don't know
Tree Circumference at 4.5 feet
Feet (ex: 23)

Inches (ex: 23)
Tree Height
Feet (ex: 35)

Inches (ex: 6)
Crown Spread
Feet (ex: 40)

Inches (ex: 6)
Total Points = inches in circumference + height in feet + 1/4 the average crown spread in feet
Instrument of Measurement (e.g. stick method, measuring tape, clinometer, laser range finder, etc.)
Tree Measurer Who measured this tree?

Tree Measurer Name

First Name

Last Name
Organization
Address
Street Address Line 1

Street Address Line 2

City

State / Province

Postal / Zip Code

Email
example@example.com

Phone Number
Additional Information
Please share any additional information that you know about this tree. Does it have historical significance in your community, special features, stories that can be shared about it, etc?
Photographs
Submission of the following photographs of the tree are required or the nomination will be disqualified.
Please submit the highest quality photographs possible. Photographs of trees that are crowned National Champion may be published to our website.
Required Photographs: One clear photograph of the entire tree from base to tip (from any cardinal direction) with a point of size reference such as a person or object beside the tree or at its middle. A clear photograph of as much of the tree as possible from the cardinal direction: North A clear photograph of as much of the tree as possible from the cardinal direction: South A clear photograph of as much of the tree as possible from the cardinal direction: East A clear photograph of as much of the tree as possible from the cardinal direction: West A full length photograph of a person measuring the circumference of the tree.
Optional Photographs: Submission of these additional photographs will assist in the confirmation of the species identification of your tree. Please submit the highest quality photographs possible. Photograph of the terminal buds Photograph of 1 full leaf Photograph of needle bundles Photograph of tree bark Photograph of tree seeds Photograph of the tree cones Photograph of tree flowers Photograph of tree fruit
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. American Forests reserves the right to display or not display submitted photographs in our publications or on our website.
Non-public documents: Additional documents may be submitted with your nomination that you wish to remain confidential. Examples of these documents include maps and news articles. Submission of these additional documents will be accessible only to American Forests, Champion Tree State Coordinators, and other relevant authorized parties. Non-public Documents Upload Non-public Documents Upload Non-public Documents Upload
State Coordinator Verification
To complete nomination requirements your tree must be verified by the Champion Tree State Coordinator for your state. You can find a list of Champion Tree State Coordinators on our website. Have you contacted your Champion Trees State Coordinator to notify them of this tree? Yes
No
I don't know

First Name

Last Name