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.

Click a photo below to learn more about each unique entry.

Massachusetts Magnificent Beech

Species: Magnificent Beech tree-Fagus sylvatica

Size: This large leafy specimen has a 293 inch circumference, is 92 feet high and is beautiful 

What makes this beech tree so unique is that it  has survived in the back yard on the estate  formerly owned by Dr.Nathan Durfee

Located at 669 Rock St.  Fall River, Ma. Dr. Durfee’s property including gardens are detailed in Gardens of Colony and State by Alice Gardner Burnell Lockwood for the Garden Club of American

Submitted by: Mary Ann Wordell

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2016's Winner

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