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A Champion In Your Own Backyard

Champion trees are all around us.

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State Champion American Elm

Bellefontaine Cemetery holds three state champion trees

One of St. Louis’ most famous and historic cemeteries is also a noteworthy community forest.

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Champion Black Oak

Champion Black Oak

Doug Sikes of Morley receives a certificate from MDC Private Lands Conservationist Brad Pobst. Sikes’ black oak tree was recently certified as the largest known tree of its species in Missouri.

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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 Tree List of Eligible Species

Think you have a champion tree? Look over this list of eligible tree species before you break out the measuring tape.

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John Milligan with plaque for state champion black maple tree

John Milligan with plaque for state champion black maple tree

John Milligan of rural Gilman City received a plaque from MDC for his champion black maple tree.

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State Champion Black Willow

MDC awards two new state champion trees in St. Louis area

A pair of local trees joins an elite list of Missouri’s finest specimens.

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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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Missouri Champion Northern Red Oak

Missouri Champion Northern Red Oak

This Missouri champion northern red oak measures 216 inches in circumference, stands 98 feet high and has an average crown spread of 74 feet. It is located on private property in Howard County.

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