2019's Great American Tree!

The 2019 Great American Tree is... Rosa the Ponderosa Pine of the Black Hills of South Dakota! This tree embodies the American spirit with her resilience and stature. She is a testament to the ever-lasting legacy trees can leave on their community. Rosa has overcome many environmental changes and challenges throughout her 738 years. This tree has stood tall after a lightning strike, bug infestations and the consequences of climate change. Her adaptations and resilience have taught scientists many things about landscape changes in her community. "We have a lot to learn from this great American tree that has been there through all of our histories as a Nation and for so much of history of the Black Hills." Nominated by Rachel Ormseth and Frank Carroll. More here.

We are also happy to announce the cottonwood trees planted by "Pa" Ingalls as our first runner up! These five trees have rich historic roots in South Dakota. More here.

Quamal, one of the world's largest known Douglas firs in the Olympic National Forest in Washington state, is our second runner up. More here

Thanks for your participation in the Great American Tree Competition!

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