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.

Ash Haven King of Rockfish Valley,Virginia

"Approximately 75 feet tall and 5 foot in diameter this male Ash spreads about 75 feet wide near a smaller female and smaller male as they fight off the Emerald Ash Borer. They share Ash Haven (Rockfish Valley, Virginia) yard with a rare Canadian Hemlock!"

-Nominated by Bill Plyler

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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