Missouri's Current Champion Trees

Abbreviations

  • DNR: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • MDC: Missouri Department of Conservation
  • C.A.: Conservation Area
Missouri State Champion Trees
Species Circumference (Inches) Height (feet) Spread (feet) Points County Location Owner Public Access Y/N
Alder, common
Alnus serrulata
15 30 31 61 Stoddard Holly Ridge Natural Area MDC Y
Ash, blue
Fraxinus quadrangulata
101 89 55 204 Boone Sturgeon City Park City of Sturgeon Y
Ash, green
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
202 74 70 294 Bollinger Private Property Private Property N
Ash, pumpkin
Fraxinus profunda
196 104 78 320 Mississippi Big Oak Tree State Park DNR Y
Ash, white
Fraxinus americana
172 107 71 297 Greene Private Property Private Property N
Aspen, bigtooth
Populus grandidentata
80 87 50 180 St. Louis City Tower Grove Park City of St. Louis Y
Aspen, quaking
Populus tremuloides
37 66 26 110 Sullivan Union Ridge CA MDC Y
Baldcypress
Taxodium distichum
327 111 72 456 New Madrid Private Property Private Property N
Basswood, American
Tilia americana
251 48 31 307 St. Charles Private Property Private Property N
Basswood, white
Tilia heterophylla
158 87 84 266 St. Louis City Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Botanical Garden Y
Beech, American
Fagus grandifolia
209 109 97 342 Cape Girardeau Old St. Vincent's Seminary Southeast Missouri State University Y
Birch, river
Betula nigra
130 70 35 209 Butler Coon Island CA MDC Y
Black gum
Nyssa sylvatica
117 104 45 232 Ripley Private Property The Nature Conservancy N
Blackhaw
Viburnum prunifolium
37 21 22 64 Boone University of Missouri campus University of Missouri Y
Blackhaw, rusty
Viburnum rufidulum
21 26 20 52 St. Clair Private Property Private Property N
Buckeye, Ohio
Aesculus glabra
153 81 56 248 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Buckeye, red
Aesculus pavia
72 48 37 129 St. Louis Forest Park City of St. Louis Y
Buckthorn, Carolina
Rhamnus caroliniana
11 31 12 45 Reynolds Private Property Private Property N
Butternut
Juglans cinerea
79 67 51 159 Phelps Woodson K. Woods CA MDC Y
Catalpa, northern
Catalpa speciosa
286 79 74 384 DeKalb Private Property Private Property N
Cherry, black
Prunus serotina
187 77 69 281 Dent Private Property Private Property N
Chestnut, American
Castanea dentata
153 50 65 219 Bates Private Property Private Property N
Coffeetree, Kentucky
Gymnocladus dioicus
189 68 54 271 Warren Private Property Private Property N
Cottonwood, eastern
Populus deltoides
294 105 97 423 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Cottonwood, swamp
Populus heterophylla
148 120 51 281 Dunklin Ben Cash Memorial CA MDC Y
Crabapple, prairie
Malus ioensis
39 25 30 72 Callaway Private Property Private Property N
Cucumbertree
Magnolia acuminata
150 93 74 262 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Devil's walking stick
Aralia spinosa
17 32 19 54 Lincoln Private Property Private Property N
Dogwood, flowering
Cornus florida
59 32 39 101 Mississippi Private Property Private Property N
Dogwood, roughleaf
Cornus drummondii
24 21 25 51 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Elm, American
Ulmus americana
236 85 126 353 Johnson Private Property Private Property N
Elm, cedar
Ulmus crassifolia
139 97 50 286 Butler Coon Island CA MDC Y
Elm, rock
Ulmus thomassi
196 79 76 294 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Elm, slippery
Ulmus rubra
175 82 65 273 Newton Private Property Private Property N
Farkleberry
Vaccimium arboreum
12 14 16 30 Bollinger Private Property Private Property N
Fringe tree
Chionanthus virginicus
21 18 23 45 St. Louis City Private Property Private Property N
Hackberry
Celtis occidentalis
190 92 88 304 St. Charles Private Property Private Property N
Hackberry, dwarf
Celtis tenuifolia
28 37 21 70 Camden Private Property Tan-Tar-A Resort Y
Hawthorn, downy
Crataegus mollis
39 28 27 74 St. Louis Rockwoods Reservation MDC Y
Hawthorn, green
Crataegus viridis
33 34 27 74 Howell Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, bitternut
Carya cordiformis
129 128 85 278 Perry Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, black
Carya texana
131 80 71 229 Butler Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, mockernut
Carya tomentosa
132 135 92 359 Scott Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, pignut
Carya glabra
114 126 90 263 Cape Girardeau Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, shagbark
Carya ovata
121 143 82 285 Stoddard Private Property Private Property N
Hickory, shellbark
Carya laciniosa
146 125 25 277 Wayne St. Francis riverbottoms U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Y
Hickory, water
Carya aquatica
134 96 57 244 Butler Coon Island CA MDC Y
Holly, American
Ilex opaca
78 57 32 143 Pemiscot Private Property Private Property N
Hophornbeam, eastern
Ostrya virginiana
44 36 43 91 Cape Girardeau Private Property Private Property N
Hornbeam, American
Carpinus caroliniana
98 41 62 155 St. Louis City Private Property Private Property N
Juniper, Ashe
Juniperus ashei
102 20 23 128 Taney Private Property Private Property N
Locust, black
Robinia pseudoacacia
188 74 87 284 Grundy Private Property Private Property N
Locust, honey
Gleditsia triacanthos
215 66 69 298 Callaway Private Property Private Property N
Maple, black
Acer nigrum
116 58 81 194 Harrison Private Property Private Property N
Maple, red
Acer rubrum
200 107 57 321 Phelps Woodson K. Woods CA MDC Y
Maple, silver
Acer saccharinum
252 84 107 363 Jackson Private Property Private Property N
Maple, sugar
Acer saccharum
144 110 82 275 Wayne Wappapello Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Y
Mulberry, red
Morus rubra
189 51 58 255 St. Louis Bellefontaine Cemetery Bellefontaine Cemetery Y
Oak, black
Quercus velutina
222 126 137 382 Scott Private Property Private Property N
Oak, blackjack
Quercus marilandica
136 75 66 228 Barry Private Property Private Property N
Oak, bur
Quercus macrocarpa
295 74 129 401 Boone McBaine Private Property Y
Oak, cherrybark
Quercus pagoda
277 105 138 417 Scott Scott City Park City of Scott City Y
Oak, chinkapin
Quercus muehlenbergii
185 106 74 310 Boone Private Property Private Property N
Oak, northern red
Quercus rubra
214 133 99 372 Wayne Wappapello Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Y
Oak, Nuttall
Quercus texana
157 118 51 288 Dunklin Ben Cash Memorial CA MDC Y
Oak, pin
Quercus palustris
191 100 113 319 Vernon Private Property Private Property N
Oak, pin
Quercus palustris
172 125 88 319 Franklin River Round CA MDC Y
Oak, post
Quercus stellata
218 83 91 324 Stoddard Private Property Private Property N
Oak, scarlet
Quercus coccinea
165 150 97 339 Wayne Lake Wappapello U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Y
Oak, shingle
Quercus imbricaria
174 109 95 307 St. Louis City Bellefontaine Cemetery Bellefontaine Cemetery Y
Oak, shumard
Quercus shumardii
223 126 85 370 Butler Private Property Private Property N
Oak, southern red
Quercus falcata
254 101 96 379 Stoddard Private Property Private Property N
Oak, swamp chestnut
Quercus michauxii
238 111 72 367 Dunklin Wilhelmina CA MDC Y
Oak, swamp white
Quercus bicolor
187 100 113 315 Adair Rotary Park City of Kirskville Y
Oak, water
Quercus nigra
188 87 94 299 Ripley Private Property Private Property N
Oak, white
Quercus alba
254 85 120 369 Dent Private Property Private Property N
Oak, willow
Quercus phellos
230 73 93 326 Scott Private Property Private Property N
Osage-orange
Maclura pomifera
259 86 68 362 Howard Private Property Private Property N
Pawpaw
Asimina triloba
38 43 17 85 Howell Mark Twain National Forest U.S. Forest Service Y
Pecan
Carya illinoensis
197 132 100 354 St. Louis right-of-way Butler Hill Road St. Louis County Y
Pecan
Carya illinoensis
236 86 114 351 Cooper Private Property Private Property N
Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana
97 122 38 229 Mississippi Big Oak Tree State Park DNR Y
Pine, shortleaf
Pinus echinata
148 78 62 242 Dent Blackwell Cemetery Blackwell Cemetery Y
Planertree
Planera aquatica
124 46 60 185 Butler Coon Island CA MDC Y
Plum, hortulan
Prunus hortulana
37 30 35 76 Boone East Port Park City of Columbia Y
Plum, Mexican
Prunus mexicana
40 31 31 79 Sullivan Private Property Private Property N
Plum, wild
Prunus americana
28 23 35 60 St. Charles Private Property Private Property N
Plum, wild goose
Prunus munsoniana
32 26 33 66 Boone Private Property Private Property N
Possumhaw
Ilex decidua
24 30 38 64 St. Louis City Tower Grove Park City of St. Louis Y
Redbud, eastern
Cercis canadensis
123 23 28 153 Butler Private Property Private Property N
Redcedar, eastern
Juniperus virginiana
139 64 35 212 Carter Private Property Private Property N
Sassafras
Sassafras albidum
186 54 36 249 Barry South Park City of Monett Y
Serviceberry, downy
Amelanchier arborea
49 27 22 81 Shannon Private Property Private Property N
Smoke tree
Cotinus obovatus
95 41 39 146 Jackson Vaile Mansion City of Independence Y
Soapberry, western
Sapindus drummondii
80 76 56 170 Jefferson Private Property Private Property N
Sugarberry
Celtis laevigata
202 60 81 282 Boone Private Property Private Property N
Sugarberry
Celtis laevigata
204 59 79 283 Franklin Private Property Private Property N
Sumac, winged
Rhus copallinum
11 24 11 38 Benton Private Property Private Property N
Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua
159 132 56 305 Mississippi Big Oak Tree State Park DNR Y
Sycamore, American
Plantanus occidentalis
228 138 106 393 Perry Private Property Private Property N
Tuliptree
Liriodendron tulipifera
230 117 113 375 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Tupelo, water
Nyssa aquatica
322 90 46 424 Butler Allred Lake CA MDC Y
Wahoo, eastern
Euonymus atropurpureus
107 38 40 155 St. Louis Private Property Private Property N
Walnut, black
Juglans nigra
175 97 100 297 Greene Hazelwood Cemetery City of Springfield Y
Willow, black
Salix nigra
79 95 42 185 St. Louis Pacific Palisades CA MDC Y
Yellowwood
Cladrastic kentukea
87 51 45 149 Jackson Private Property Private Property N

Updated October 2017

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