The Great American Tree Competition

A nationwide competition is underway to locate the 2016 "Great American Tree."

The American Grove is looking for trees that have extraordinary fall color, or a unique flower, fruit, nut or leaf detail that sets them apart and makes them an exceptional and a truly “one-of-a-kind” tree.

Nominations for the Great American Tree have been extended to November 30, 2016, and must include a photograph, a description of why the tree is special, its location, and its species and size, including height and/or diameter. Nominations must be posted under the Great American Tree tab and will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Upload your submissions here or you may also send your nomination as an attachment on an email to .

Entries will be voted on by state American Grove fans (one vote per person) on December 1st through the 9th, and the top 5 will be placed in the national competition. An "all star" urban forestry panel will determine the winner of the Great American Tree, which will be announced on December 22nd, 2016.

The first place winner of the Great American Tree competition will receive $500, second place is $250 and third place is $100.

We look forward to seeing all the beautiful entries!

That Tree was the winner of the 2015 Great American Tree Competition. Check out all of the 2015 nominees here!

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