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Champion Bur Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Missouri State Champion Trees

There is something about a big tree that commands interest, respect and a certain amount of awe. Trees are the largest and oldest living organisms. This page details the requirements for a Missouri State Champion Tree.

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Missouri’s 15 Million Acres of Woods

Missouri has a wealth of woods—15 million acres in fact. There actually are more trees today than there were 50 years ago.

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Note To Our Readers

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Have you ever wondered how many trees are in Missouri? Perhaps you have noticed trees dying or had concerns about the health of the trees and woods in your community or county.

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Note To Our Readers

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This photo editorial highlights significant forestry accomplishments since the late 1930s.

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our precious forests

Our Precious Forests

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Missouri’s forests make possible, or at least provide a backdrop for, almost all outdoor experiences.

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Pining for The Dwindling Shortleaf

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Missouri's only native pine played a major role in the history of our state.

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Professional Forest Management

Topics in this section serve Missouri's foresters and timber industry professionals.

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Overstory research crew measuring trees

St. Joe Arbor Day activities honor Year of the Forest

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Celebrates trees – or pick up some free tree seedlings and meet Smokey Bear – as the MDC hosts Arbor Day celebration on April 30 in St. Joe.

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The Magnificence of Old Growth

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Untouched forests have their own evolutionary cycle.

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Overstory research crew measuring trees

The Mosaic of an Ozark Forest

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The large-scale, long-term Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project aims to evaluate forest management practices and their effect on flora and fauna.

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