Big Tree Program Big Tree Nomination Form

Nominating a championship big tree

Please complete the following information about the potential champion.





Measured in inches. At 4.5 ft. aboveground if single trunk or at narrowest point below 4.5 ft., if a fork, branch or other growth interferes.

Total height: Measured in feet. Distance between the base of the trunk and the topmost twig, measured with clinometer and tape.

Measured in feet. Measure the widest and narrowest spreads of the crown, add together and divide by 2.

Circumference (inches) + total height (feet) + 1/4 crown spread (feet).

Please include the address / location of the tree.

The county in which the tree is located.

The city/town in which the tree is located.

The coordinates of the tree location, if available.

Directions to the location of the tree.


Include the legal description on quad sheet.








Name of agency or individual.

Additional information that you believe will be helpful.

To learn how to measure a big tree, click here.

Notes:

Note 1. Definition of tree: A tree is a woody plant having one erect perennial stem or trunk at leas 3 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet above the ground, a more or less definite formed crown of foliage and a height of at least 12 feet. (US Agriculture Handbook No. 541)

Note 2. In a tree with multiple stems arising below 4.5 feet, only the largest stem is measured, at 4.5 feet above the ground.

Note 3. Height measurements of trees up to about 25 feet tall can be made most easily with a stiff carpenter’s rule pushed vertically up through the crown.

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