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
- Circumference at breast height
- Total height
- Crown spread
- Big tree points
- 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: