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! 

 

Children's Choice

Species:Quercus virginiana

Location:Central Florida

"This tree is soooo special to us. It is in a pasture on our Central Florida ranch. It is an Angel Live Oak that is hundreds of years old.  The trunk is massive!!  It’s majestic branches gently touch the ground and then return up to the sky. Our children climb it’s beautiful branches daily.  Sadly, only we get to enjoy it so we wanted to share it’s majestic beauty with you all!"

Nominated by Jacklyn

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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.