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

Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)

Location: Lahaina Courthouse Square, Lahaina, Maui

Size: Planted in 1873, this Indian Banyan covers 2/3 of an acre and is located in the heart of historic Lahaina, Maui. It has been identified as the largest specimen of this type in the United States and is on Hawaii’s statewide Exceptional Tree list (Source: Lahaina Restoration Foundation).

  • Height: 56+ ft
  • Diameter: 150 in main trunk (difficult to calculate due to numerous trunks)


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Winner announced on July 4th!