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Please share it by commenting on this post. Any map of significant trees local to your region or national is appropriate. Here is an example of some great sources in Georgia. 

Georgia Notable Urban Forests

This is actually a list of Urban Forests.  Includes a map to Atlanta and other Georgia metro areas hidden gems.

Eastern Native Tree Society

The native tree society is really about all things trees with fantastic resources. Typically members is list there favorite trees around the world.  Amazing website.

Atlanta’s Biggest Trees/ Trees Atlanta

Every year, Trees Atlanta and the Arbor Day Partners seek out the largest tree of each every species inside I-285. The Big Tree Search recognizes the trees and their nominators/owners on this page and Trees Atlanta’s newsletter.

American Forests National National Database of Big Trees

American Forests celebrates 70 years of recognizing champion trees as symbols for all the great work trees do for the environment.  This national database is searchable and updated on a regular basis.

Georgia Forestry Commission Champion Tree
Spotlights the largest known tree of a particular species in the state.

Paleobotany- How Old is an old Tree?

This is a slightly different take on Champion Trees.   This article looks at trees that have successfully existing through time.  Two interesting species that have survived for millions of years are the ginkgo and the dawn redwood.  It also looks at some of the oldest trees living today like Bristle Cone pines and Sequoias.

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  • In Florida, we display locations of our publicly owned trees. For privately owned trees, we secure a signed waiver form from the property owner before displaying more than the county location. Some people are proud of their champions, but they don't care to have people visit their property. There are legality issues when you display personal information about people or their properties on the internet.  

  • Perhaps they are in timber country and they do not want to attract too much attention.  In Georgia, many of our specimen trees are in Urban areas so listing them helps protect them as people become more aware of them.

  • The Colorado Tree Coalition has a Champion tree list for our state. Oddly though,  the only indication of where these notable trees are located is the county in which they growing. For some reason the exact location is kept secret. What a shame to hide living specimens from the view of those interested in seeing what can really grow in Colorado. Who are the privileged few who know where these trees are? Why are they kept hidden? Do they really exist?

  • Here is an international list:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trees

  • The link to the search American Forests Tree Register is http://www.americanforests.org/bigtrees/bigtrees-search/?search_val...
     
    Charles Marcus said:

    The State of Florida has the most national champion species of any state in the US, approximately 130. We also have an equivalent number of state champion trees, some native and some not. The Florida Forest Service recently developed an interactive website to display our champion trees. This includes Google maps which each show the location of champion trees on public property, as well as those on private land where we have the owner's permission to display them. A single map showing all trees is planned for an update of the website in the near future. You can find a link to our site, as well as the sites of the other individual states, by going to the American Forests big tree register website.   

  •  you probably know this beautifull website, however, here it is

    http://www.monumentaltrees.com/

  • Just ran across this amazing website, http://www.landmarktrees.net/biggest.html

    Also check out his post about using drones to spot big trees.  http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=235&t=5200#p22661

  • Clemson University maintains a web site with all the "Big Trees" in South Carolina. I may be a bit biased but my favorite is "Populus deltoides1".  Probably the highest concentration of big trees on the east coast is in Congaree National Park near Columbia, SC and is an awesome place to visit.

  • The State of Florida has the most national champion species of any state in the US, approximately 130. We also have an equivalent number of state champion trees, some native and some not. The Florida Forest Service recently developed an interactive website to display our champion trees. This includes Google maps which each show the location of champion trees on public property, as well as those on private land where we have the owner's permission to display them. A single map showing all trees is planned for an update of the website in the near future. You can find a link to our site, as well as the sites of the other individual states, by going to the American Forests big tree register website.   

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