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.

Washington ginkgo (2)

Ginkgo biloba

Legend has it that this large ginkgo tree was planted at the proposed site of the Richmond County Courthouse to honor President George Washington's visit to Augusta in 1791

432 Telfair St.

Augusta, Georgia

Height: 67 feet

DBH: 54 inches

Crown: 65 feet

In the fall the leaves turn a brilliant yellow!

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2016's Winner

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