Big Tree Champions - Coniferous

Red Pine cones

What is a coniferous tree?

Coniferous trees are cone-bearing trees that have thin needlelike leaves.

Full list of native Minnesota coniferous trees and descriptions. »

SpeciesCirc.HeightCrown Spread*Total PointsCountyOwnershipLocation or nearest cityNominatorYear
Cedar, eastern red (Juniperus virginiana), also called juniper103"68'42'182FaribaultPrivateWinnebagoJames Wallin1999
Cedar, northern white (Thuja occidentalis)186"74'40'270KoochichingTribalNett LakeAlex Mehne2018
Fir, balsam (Abies balsamea) Co-Champion72"85'22'163AitkinPublic (state of MN)TamarackMichael Kobberdahl, Derek Wegner DNR-Forestry2015
Fir, balsam(Abies balsamea)Co-Champion74"80'45'160St. LouisPublic (US NPS)Ash RiverTom Gable, Austin Homkes2018
Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)87"58'52'158Crow WingPrivateBrainerdRoland Kehr2016
Pine, eastern white (Pinus strobus)214"103'84'338FillmorePublic (state of MN)WykoffJason Walker, John Kelly DNR-Forestry2009
National Champion-Pine, jack (Pinus banksiana82"73'40'165St. LouisPublic (US NPC)Ash RiverTom Gable, Austin Homkes2018
Pine, red (Pinus resinosa), also called Norway pine115"120'38'245ItascaPublic (USFS)Dora LakeJimmy McDonald2010
Spruce, black (Picea mariana)
Co-champion
53"85'16'142St. LouisPublic (state of MN)Ash RiverTom Gable2017
Spruce, black (Picea mariana) Co-champion52"84'18'141KoochichingPublic (state of MN)Big FallsSimon Cain, Danae Schafer DNR-Forestry2015
Spruce, white (Picea glauca)126"130'30'264KoochichingPublic (state of MN)LittleforkRichard Stapleton1974
National Champion- Tamarack (Larix laricina), also called eastern or American larch150"67'69'234Crow WingPrivateBrainerdJim Pierson, Anne Pierson2004

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