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. 

 

An AMAZING elm tree!!

Genus:Ulmus

Location: Hampton, Iowa

I LOVE my elm tree! It is HUGE!  Unfortunately the dirt movers damaged its roots last fall (I took the photos to document the damage when/if the tree starts to show decline!)  It has been in my yard since long before we moved in 26 years ago.  It is over 18 feet in circumference and over 90 feet tall!  It has amazing multi-trunk growth.

My husband hates it and wants to cut it.  He knows I'll fight him tooth and nail to keep it! I love this tree!

This tree is located on our acreage, near Hampton, Iowa.

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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.