In the mid-1970s, Tennessee launched its champion tree program with the intention of identifying and cataloguing the largest native trees in East Tennessee. The program has expanded to accept trees from across the state. In collaboration with the Tennessee Division of Forestry, the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee actively administers the state champion tree program.
There are hundreds of champion trees that cover the state. View the most current list of the champions by species, or view the Champion Trees of the Month below.
Nominations for the 2022 season are now closed. If you’d like to be notified when the 2023 nominations open, please click here.
Watch the Replay of the 2021 Tennessee Champion Tree Announcement