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A Champion In Your Own Backyard

Champion trees are all around us. More
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Champion Burr Oak Tree

Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.
The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine. More

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. More

champion white mullberry

champion white mullberry tree
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. More

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. More

Missouri Champion Tree Nomination form

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

Missouri's Current Champion Trees

View a list of Missouri's current champion trees. More

Philip Moore with champion white mullberry

Philip Moore with champion white mullberry
Philip Moore grows trees such as walnut and pecan for fun and profit, and now he’s also got a state record white mulberry confirmed on his property at Pleasant Hill. More

St. Louis area state champion tree toppled by violent storm

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm
Ferocious storm that rocked St. Charles and St. Louis counties May 31 robbed area of state record tree. More

State Champion Cottonwood Toppled

The Missouri State Champion eastern cottonwood on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake was downed by the violent storm that drove through St. Louis County the evening of May 31.  The tree was 127 feet tall with a circumference of 310 inches.  It is shown here after the area flooded on June 2. More