In the mid-1970s, Tennessee launched its Champion Tree Program with the intention of identifying and cataloguing the largest native trees in Tennessee. The School of Natural Resources at the University of Tennessee actively administers the state Champion Tree Program in collaboration with the Tennessee Division of Forestry.
There are hundreds of state Champion Trees that cover the state. View the most current list of the champions by species here:
Nominations for the 2022 season are now open! This year, nominations will be accepted until April 30th, 2023. Click here to nominate your tree as a potential Champion:
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