Champion Tree List of Eligible Species

A tree is defined as a "woody plant having one erect perennial stem (trunk) at least three inches in diameter at a point 4-1/2 feet above the ground, a definitely formed crown of foliage, and a mature height of at least 13 feet."

Common Name Scientific Name
alder, common Alnus serrulata
ash, blue Fraxinus quadrangulata
ash, green Fraxinus pennsylvanica
ash, pumpkin Fraxinus profunda
ash, white Fraxinus americana
aspen, bigtooth Populus grandidentata
aspen, quaking Populus tremuloides
baldcypress Taxodium distichum
basswood, American Tilia americana
basswood, white Tilia heterophylla
beech, American Fagus grandifolia
birch, river Betula nigra
black gum Nyssa sylvatica
blackhaw Viburnum prunifolium
blackhaw, rusty Viburnum rufidulum
bladdernut Staphylea trifolia
boxelder Acer negundo
buckeye, Ohio Aescultus glabra
buckeye, red Aescultus pavia
buckthorn, southern Bumelia lycioides
buckthorn, carolina Rhamnus caroliniana
buckthorn, woolly Bumelia lanuginosa
butternut Juglans cinerea
catalpa, northern Catalpa speciosa
cherry, black Prunus serotina
cherry, choke Prunus virginiana
chestnut, American Castanea dentata
chinquapin, Ozark Castanea pumila var. ozarkensis
coffeetree, Kentucky Gymnocladus dioica
corkwood Leitneria floridana
cottonwood, eastern Populus deltoides
cottonwood, swamp Populus heterophylla
crab apple, narrow-leaved Malus angustifolia
crab apple, prairie Malus ioensis
crab apple, sweet Malus coronaria
cucumbertree Magnolia acuminata
Devil's walking stick Aralia spinosa
dogwood, alternate-leaf Cornus alternifolia
dogwood, flowering Cornus florida
dogwood, gray Cornus racemosa
dogwood, rough-leaf Cornus drummondii
dogwood, stiff Cornus foemina
dogwood, swamp Cornus amomum
elder, red-berried Sambucus racemosa
elm, American Ulmus americana
elm, cedar Ulmus crassifolia
elm, rock Ulmus thomasii
elm, slippery Ulmus rubra
elm, winged Ulmus alata
farkleberry Vaccinium arboreum
fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus
hackberry Celtris occidentalis
hackberry, dwarf Celtis tenuifolia
hawthorn, cockspur Crataegus crus-galli
hawthorn, downy Crataegus mollis
hawthorn, green Crataegus viridis
hawthorn, Washington Crataegus phaenopyrum
hickory, bitternut Carya cordiformis
hickory, black Carya texana
hickory, mockernut Carya tomentosa
hickory, pignut Carya glabra
hickory, sand Carya pallida
hickory, shagbark Carya ovata
hickory, shellbark Carya laciniosa
hickory, water Carya aquatica
holly, American Ilex opaca
hophornbeam, eastern Ostrya virginiana
hoptree, common Ptelea trifoliata
hornbeam, American Carpinus caroliniana
juniper, ashe Juniperus ashei
locust, black Robinia pseudo-acacia
locust, honey Gleditisia triacanthos
locust, water Gleditsia aquatica
maple, black Acer nigrum
maple, red Acer rubrum
maple, silver Acer saccharinum
maple, sugar Acer sacchrum
mulberry, red Morus rubra
oak, black Quercus velutina
oak, blackjack Quercus marilandica
oak, bur Quercus macrocarpa
oak, cherrybark Quercus pagoda
oak, chinkapin Quercus muehlenbergii
oak, dwarf chinkapin Quercus prinoides
oak, northern red Quercus rubra
oak, Nuttall Quercus texana
oak, overcup Quercus lyrata
oak, pin Quercus palustris
oak, post Quercus stellata
oak, scarlet Quercus coccinea
oak, shingle Quercus imbricaria
oak, shumard Quercus shumardii
oak, southern red Quercus falcata
oak, swamp chestnut Quercus michauxii
oak, swamp white Quercus bicolor
oak, water Quercus nigra
oak, white Quercus alba
oak, willow Quercus phellos
Osage-orange Maclura pomifera
pawpaw Asimina triloba
pecan Carya illinoinensis
persimmon Diospyros virginiana
pine, shortleaf Pinus echiniata
planertree Planera aquatica
plum, chickasaw Prunus angustifolia
plum, hortulan Prunus hortulana
plum, Mexican Prunus mexicana
plum, wild Prunus americana
plum, wild goose Prunus munsoniana
possumhaw Ilex decidua
redbud, eastern Cercis canadensis
redcedar, eastern Juniperus virginiana
sassafras Sassafras albidum
serviceberry, downy Amelanchier arborea
smoke tree Cotinus obovatus
soapberry, western Sapindus drummondii
sugarberry Celtis laevigata
sumac, smooth Rhus glabra
sumac, winged Rhus copallina
swamp privet Forestiera acuminata
sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
sycamore, American Platanus occidentalis
tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera
tupelo, water Nyssa aquatica
wahoo, eastern Euonymus atropurpureus
walnut, black Juglans nigra
willow, black Salix nigra
willow, Carolina Salix caroliniana
willow, Missouri Salix eriocephala
willow, peach leaved Salix amygdaloides
willow, pussy Salix discolor
willow, sandbar Salix interior
willow, silky Salix sericea
winterberry Ilex verticillata
witch hazel, Eastern Hamamelis virginiana
witch hazel, Ozark Hamamelis vernalis
yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea

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