Our 5th annual Great American Tree compeition received 25 nominations! We have tallied over 6,000 votes on outstanding trees that each uniquely represent our nation's beautiful and diverse canopy. Our top 3 trees with the most member votes are (in no particular order): Quamal the douglas fir, Rosa the ponderosa pine, and the cottonwood trees.

These trees will be ranked by our all-star urban forestry panel. Our winner will be annouced on July 4th!

Top Three Member Voted Trees

Maine's American Elm


Tree: American Elm

Location: Falmouth, Maine

Size: 47” DBH

Height: 74’ feet

Crown/Canopy Spread: 72 feet

Why this tree? This American Elm, to date, has naturally-resisted the effects of Dutch Elm Disease and the fungi which is causing the disease. It is also a street tree, which is situated close to the travel way. Street trees are more adversely affected by motor vehicles, pollution, overhead utility lines and related maintenance/trimming, salting/treating roadways in the winter, et cetera. Thus, street trees have a more difficult time surviving ‘the elements’ than a tree in a field or forest.  This American Elm demonstrates the true strength of a great American tree.

Nominator: Jay Reynolds, Public Works Director; Landscape and Utility Arborist, Town of Falmouth, Maine 


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Winner announced on July 4th!