2018's Great American Tree Competition

Announcing 2018's Great American Tree

The Lone Hill United Methodist Church National Champion Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana), has planted a legacy upon the residents of Coffee County, Georgia and within the hearts of American Grove members.

2018’s Great American Tree, the Lone Hill United Methodist Church National Champion Eastern Redcedar, is as strong as it is sturdy, lifting the spirits of those who have come into contact with its encompassing stature in the cemetery that traces its history to it first known burial in 1848.

Through the years the tree has been featured in such varied publications as the Douglas EnterpriseSmithsonian magazine, Janisse Ray’s book Wild Card Quilt, and the Coffee Historical Society’s Coffee Chronicles. Those visiting will witness a majestic tree that has nurtured and sheltered generations of the faithful. 

 

This year’s Great American Tree competition had 15 charming nominations, all who uniquely defined what it means to be a Great American Tree. We recieved over 5,000 votes during our member voting period. Our top five trees with the most member votes were _.

All submissions received in our 2018 Great American Tree Competition, from the youngest sapling to decade old oaks, aid in the celebration of our nation’s diversity of trees. Each submission uniquely represents the American Grove motto "Plant Your Legacy." Click a photo entry below to learn more! 

 

Western Redcedar Pair

Species:Thuja plicata

Location:Puyallup, WA

"These pair of Western Redcedar are what made me immediately make the decision this house was to be our home a decade ago. It has been a joy to watch them grow over the years. They reside in Puyallup, WA and I’m not sure of the height, but the diameters average 26”+"

Nominated by Mike Schuman

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The Lone Hill United Methodist Church National Champion Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana), has planted a legacy upon the residents of Coffee County, Georgia and within the hearts of American Grove members.