Great American Tree 2017

2017 Great American Tree

This year’s Great American Tree competition had 30 charming nominations, all who uniquely defined what it means to be a summer tree. Our top five trees with the most member votes were Memorable Magnoila, Rhea Water Oak, White Oak of Tennessee, Pentz Pecan, and Magnolia Macrophylla.

Thanks to all the tree-enthusiast throughout our nation who contributed entries to our 3nd annual competition. Your participation is important to our organization dedicated to flourishing urban forests.

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

Bechtel Crab Apple tree from Olney Springs

"The Town of Olney Springs Colorado would like to submit our gorgeous Bechtel Crab Apple tree welcoming visitors to our All Vets All Wars Memorial Park. The tree is 49 inches around at the trunk, 30 foot tall, and is about 20 years old. It provides precious shade for the grade school children coming to the memorial for a history lesson."
Nominated by: Myrna Wilson

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First Place goes to Pentz Pecan (or softshell hickory) from Sommerville, Tennessee. 

2nd place goes to Magnolia Macrophylla from Woodland's garden in Atlanta Georgia

3rd place awarded to a Tennessee White Oak