Big Tree Champions - Coniferous

photo of Balsam fir cones

What is a coniferous tree?

Coniferous trees are cone-bearing trees that have thin needlelike leaves. Full listing and description of Minnesota's native coniferous trees.


Coniferous Big tree champions

Species

Cir. at 4 ½ feet (in inches)

Height (in feet)

Crown Spread (in feet)

*Total Points

County

Ownership

Location or nearest city

Nominator

Year Champion

Cedar, eastern red(Juniperus virginiana), also called juniper

103

68

42

182

Faribault

Private

Winnebago

James Wallin

1999

Cedar, northern white (Thuja occidentalis)

141

86

31

235

Cook

Private

Grand Marais

Larry Dewester

1999

Fir, balsam *(Abies balsamea)

62

80

22

148

Koochiching

Public (state of MN)

Big Falls

Steve Flackey DNR-Forestry

2013

Fir, balsam *(Abies balsamea)

61

79

27

147

Koochiching

Public (state of MN)

International Falls

Kevin Olson, Chris Scofield DNR-Forestry

2013

Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

52

65

25

123

Mille Lacs

Private

Isle

Mark Anderson, Larry Long DNR-Forestry

1997

Pine, eastern white

(Pinus strobus)

214

103

84

338

Fillmore

Public (state of MN)

Wykoff

Jason Walker, John Kelly DNR-Forestry

2009

Pine, jack (Pinus banksiana)

National Champion

121

55

50

189

Kittson

Public (state of MN)

Lake Bronson

Steve Morgan, Rick Olson DNR-Forestry

1979

Pine, Red (Pinus resinosa), also called Norway pine

115

120

38

245

Itasca

Public (USFS)

Dora Lake

Jimmy McDonald

2010

Spruce, black (Picea mariana)

48

69

12

120

Itasca

Public

Squaw Lake

Bob Tennant, DNR Forestry

2009

Spruce, white (Picea glauca)

126

130

30

264

Koochiching

Public (state of MN)

Littlefork

Richard Stapleton

1974

Tamarack, (Larix laricina), also called eastern or American larch

National Champion

133

71

60

219

Crow Wing

Private

Brainerd

Jim Pierson, Anne Pierson

2004

Total points = Circumference in inches + height in feet + one-quarter of the crown spread in feet.

* Fir, balsam is dual champions.