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Here they are! A list of 38 Great American Tree nominees from 23 states and the number of votes to date. Click on your favorite and vote to help decide which one will be named the 2015 Great American Tree.

American Elms - Johnstown, PA (5 votes)

White Oak Alabama - Morris, AL (9 votes)

Dodge City Red Oak - Dodge City, KS (3 votes)

Longleaf Pine - Garner, NC (11 votes)

Black Walnut - Dickson, TN

The Carrboro American Elm - Carrboro, NC

Homestead Oak – Hall County, GA (9 votes)

Big Oak Alabama – Geneva, AL (10 votes)

That Tree – Platteville, WI (76 votes)

Swamp White Oak – Elmwood Park, NE (13 votes)

Bessemer City Deodar Cedar – Bessemer City, NC (5 votes)

Bebb Oak – Northbrook, IL (7 votes)

Amazing Butternut Tree - Forest Grove, OR (12 votes)

Endicott Park Tree - Danvers, MA

Texas Pecan – Anna, TX

Elma American Chestnut – Elma, WA (8 votes)

Great Oak of Collinswood – Collinswood, NJ (4 votes)

Survivor Tree - Oklahoma City, Ok (9 votes)

Austin Live Oak - Austin, TX (1 vote)

Ancient Tree - Oak Harbor, WA (14 votes)

Sentinel Oak - Waycross, GA (7 votes)

Friendship Oak - Long Beach, MS (9 votes)

Celeste - Celeste, TX (1 vote)

Live Oak – Anna, TX (3 votes)

Angel Oak – Charleston, SC (13 votes)

Moon Tree – Athens, GA (9 votes)

Morty – Santa Monica, CA (15 votes)

Jack’s Oak – Glen Ellen, CA (12 votes)

The Birthing Tree – McMinnville, TN (3 votes)

Live Oak – Darien, GA (22 votes)

American Chestnut – New York, NY (1 vote)

Florida Ficus - Coconut Grove, FL (2 votes)

Wiltondale Oak – Towson, MD (8 votes)

Champion Osage-orange – Charlotte County, VA (3 votes)

Alwood Oak – Blacksburg, VA (3 votes)

Yarbrough Oak – Oxford, GA (3 votes)

Allegheny Chinkapin – Tallahassee, FL (4 votes)

Arkansas Champion Bald Cypress – Arkansas County, AR (16 votes)

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The 2015 Great American Tree Competition

Help us find the Great American Tree for 2015! 

Everyone has a favorite tree. It’s a landmark to your community, has a compelling story, or makes a huge environmental contribution. It personifies perseverance or is a testament to history. It’s grand and noble or small and dignified. Whatever statement your favorite tree makes, nominate it - in the first annual Great American Tree Competition.

Guidelines for nominations:

Nominations must include a photo (high resolution preferred), a description of why the tree is special, tree species, tree size (height and/or diameter) and the tree’s location (GPS or address). Nominations may be posted to any of the following: On your state grove, Facebook, Twitter (@plantyourlegacy), or as an attachment to an e-mail. You may also go to your state grove by using your "state name"grove.org domain name (e.g. newhampshiregrove.org).

All trees, no matter how they are submitted, will be posted to American Grove Great American Tree Page, where they will be voted upon. After winners from each state and/or territory are determined, an “all-star” urban forestry panel will cast its votes and The Great American Tree will be named. 


April 30: Contest Begins. Submit by commenting on this blog or post (must be a member) or via our Facebook or Twitter Accounts by clicking on the links below.
June 30: Deadline for Nominations
July 31: Voting
August 1 - August 30th: Review of the top five trees and selection of the Great American Tree by a national panel
September 15th: Winner Announced!


The first place winner of the Great American Tree contest will receive $500 and a complimentary scholarship to the Partners in Community Forestry (PCF) Conference in Denver, CO, November 18-19, 2015. Second place is $250 and a PCF scholarship, and third place is $100. The PCF Conference is designed to provide inspiration and tools that help strengthen community forests.

Share your enthusiasm for America’s appreciation of trees by posting the tree that you think should be the Great American Tree! #greatamericantree

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