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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

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

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John Milligan with plaque for state champion black maple tree

Champion black maple found in Harrison County

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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 Swamp Chestnut Oak tree crowned at Big Oak Tree State Park

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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 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 Hickory

MDC awards new state champion black hickory tree in St. Louis area

Another local tree joins an elite list of Missouri’s finest specimens.

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MDC awards state champion status to Benton County tree

A winged sumac on private land joins list of state's largest trees

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