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
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 SE 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
Boxelder Acer negundo 138 46 65 200 St. Louis Private Property Litzinger Road Ecology Foundation 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 225 64 111 317 Lafayette 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 210 91 100 326 St. Louis 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 133 129 85 283 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 123 59 71 200 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 149 96 64 261 Wayne Wappapello Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Y
Mulberry, red Morus rubra 185 44 73 247 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 122 61 53 196 Howell 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 218 110 96 352 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, overcup Quercus lyrata 114 64 76 197 Nodaway Missouri Arboretum NW Missouri State University 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 188 94 100 307 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 158 58 58 231 McDonald Private Property Private Property N
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 32 24 43 67 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 19 35 52 St. Louis City Private Property Private Property N
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 197 56 39 263 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
Swamp privet Forestiera acuminata 24 30 38 64 St. Louis City Tower Grove Park City of St. Louis Y
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua 159 144 57 317 Mississippi Big Oak Tree State Park DNR Y
Sycamore, American Plantanus occidentalis 228 138 106 393 Perry Private Property Private Property N
Sycamore, American platanus occidentalis 231 128 128 391 St. Louis Pacific Palisades CA MDC Y
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
Yellowwood Cladrastic kentukea 92 40 53 145 Nodaway Missouri Arboretum NW Missouri State University Y

Updated September 2018

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