Big Tree Program

Help Us Find Big Trees in WV


The West Virginia Big Tree Program is an ongoing effort to locate, measure and record the largest trees in the State. Presently, there are 91 species on the West Virginia Big Tree Register and new ones are added as they are found. Nominations always are accepted, and additions are made to the register after verification by West Virginia Division of Forestry personnel. American Forests maintains a National Register of Big Trees from all 50 states that celebrate our American Giants.

Nominate a Big Tree

If you feel you have a championship big tree located in your area, we’d love to know! Fill out this form with specifications as close as you are able to gather and we will contact you with additional questions or information.

How to Measure a Big Tree

From forests to lawns to city streets, Big Tree Champions grow everywhere. If you’re interested in determining the size of a tree near you, follow these measuring guidelines.

Find a Big Tree

Interested in seeing the Big Trees located around our state? There are numerous Big Trees located on public property, available for your personal viewing.

Registered Big Trees

The downloads below contain the following information:

  • Scientific name
  • Common name
  • Classification
  • Circumference at breast height
  • Total height
  • Crown spread
  • Big tree points
  • County
  • Town
  • Year nominated
  • Year last measured

Select the Version you would like to download:

View By Flowering Trees and Ginkgo Conifers
Common Name Flowering Common Conifers Common
Scientific Name Flowering Scientific Conifers Scientific
Location (county) Flowering Location (county) Conifers Location (county)


For assistance understanding the various names of the trees indicated in the above Excel sheets, download our Big Tree Column Definitions:

2021 BT Description Key

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, sustaining, and promoting the wise utilization of our state’s forest resources.


Established in 1909, as a declaration of the state government for the need of forest protection and research, the West Virginia Division of Forestry protects and conserves the state’s forest resources.