Great American Tree Competition

This year’s Great American Tree competition had some absolutely beautiful nominations, many of which exemplify this year's theme of unique fall color. Our top five trees with the most member votes were Bessemer City’s Cedar Tree, Largest Tree in Arkansas, White Oak of Wisconsin, Rancho Cucamonga’s Live Oak, and Ginkgo of Agnes Scott College.

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Hackberry Tree from Colorado’s High Plains

"This hackberry is one of my favorite trees on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, in the little town of Sedgwick, geographically in the “heart” of our Nation. This tree has withstood the rigors of the plains for many a year and is no worse for the wear."


Celtis occidentalis

Located: Sedgwick, CO

Trunk Diameter: 54.7”

Height: 75’

Crown Spread 65’

Tied for 1st on Colorado’s Champion Tree List

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2016's Winner

The Largest Tree in Arkansas, a champion bald cypress, was voted The 2016 Great American Tree.