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A Champion In Your Own Backyard

Champion trees are all around us.

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Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Champion Burr Oak Tree

The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine.

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champion cottonwood plaque

champion cottonwood plaque

Kansas City Forester Kevin Lapointe (left) accepts a Missouri State Champion Tree plaque for the eastern cottonwood behind them from MDC Urban Forester Chuck Conner. The mammoth cottonwood tree grows on the disc golf course at Kessler Park in northeast Kansas City near Cliff Drive.

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

The State Champion eastern cottonwood tree located on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake as it appeared in May 2012 when it was certified.  The State Championship will now be passed on to an eastern cottonwood located on private property in Platte County.

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Champion Swamp Chestnut Oak tree crowned at Big Oak Tree State Park

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) traditionally crowns champion-sized trees throughout the state. Staying true to its name, Big Oak Tree State Park, near East Prairie, was just recognized as home to Missouri’s new champion Swamp Chestnut Oak tree.

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champion white mullberry tree

champion white mullberry

MDC Urban Forester Chuck Connor measured a circumference of 23 feet for this white mulberry in Pleasant Hill, making it the state champion for the species.

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Jim Weyland accepts champion tree plaque

Jim Weyland accepts champion tree plaque

Jim Weyland (left) accepts a plaque for his Missouri champion northern red oak tree from MDC Forestry Regional Supervisor Susan Troxel-DeWitt. Weyland’s tree measures 216 inches in circumference, stands 98 feet high and has an average crown spread of 74 feet.

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State Champion Cottonwood Tree

MDC measures new champion cottonwood tree in Kansas City park

New champion eastern cottonwood tree is also state’s largest known living tree of any kind.

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Use this form to nominate a tree to be a "Missouri Champion Tree."

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View a list of Missouri's current champion trees.

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