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.
Champion tree nominations are open. Submissions are accepted until May 31, 2022. Trees will be measured during the summer, and Champions will be announced in the fall..
Watch the Replay of the 2021 Tennessee Champion Tree Announcement