The National Register of Big Trees Is Here!
For those of you that are newbies to the National Register, since 1940, American Forests has been working to locate, appreciate and protect the biggest trees in the country through our National Big Tree Program. From towering giants to wizened favorites to tiny titans, the register recognizes the biggest trees from hundreds and hundreds of species.
So, what are some of the highlights of the new 2012 register?
761 champion trees
16 native Hawaiian species now on eligible species list
90-plus new champions
70-ish dethroned champions
220 species without champions
111 champions in Florida, the state with the most champion trees
5 states with no champions: Delaware, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wyoming