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.
The program accepts nominations annually and measures the nominations May through August of each year. There are hundreds of champion trees that cover the state. View the most current list of the champions by species.
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