National Register of Big Trees Nomination Submitted

National Register of Big Trees Nomination Submitted

We wanted to share with you all that we nominated the tree, so at least there will be a record somewhere of its existence.

The reply email from

Thank you for your nomination of Tree-of-heaven AILANTHUS (Ailanthus altissima) on June 23, 2016 to American Forests’ National Register of Big Trees. Your tree scores a total of 200.75 points with a circumference of 107 inches, height of 81 feet and average crown spread of 51 feet. We have recorded the details about your tree and will consider it for inclusion in the next National Register.

Founded in 1940, the National Big Tree program is a conservation movement to locate, appreciate and protect the biggest trees of their species in the United States. The Big Tree program is active in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is used as a model for several Big Tree programs around the world.

By working with volunteer coordinators and big tree hunters throughout the country, American Forests certifies that trees in the register are the largest of their species. It is because of nominators like you that we were able to list more than 750 grand champion trees last year, and we hope to include even more individual tree species in our next edition.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our National Big Tree program staff at 202-737-1944 ext. 250 or email us at

Thank you for your participation in the National Register of Big Trees. Keep looking up!


Sheri Shannon
Program coordinator, National Big Tree program

P.S. Now that you have nominated your tree for inclusion in our National Register of Big Trees, please consider checking out some of the highlights of our website,

Have questions about trees growing in your neighborhood? Ask the Tree Doctor!

Like us ( on Facebook or tweet with us ( on Twitter to join the conversation.

Help us protect and restore ecosystems where big trees thrive by making a donation.