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. »

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)

145

64

31

216

Cook

Public (state of MN)

Lusten

Dave Ingebrigtsen

2018

Fir, balsam (Abies balsamea)Co-Champion

72

85

22

163

Aitkin

Public (state of MN)

Tamarack

Michael Kobberdahl, Derek Wegner DNR-Forestry

2015

Fir, balsam(Abies balsamea)- Co-Champion

74

80

45

160

St. Louis

Public (US NPS)

Ash River

Tom Gable, Austin Homkes

2018

Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

87

58

52

158

Crow Wing

Private

Brainerd

Roland Kehr

2016

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

82

73

40

165

St. Louis

Public (US NPC)

Ash River

Tom Gable, Austin Homkes

2018

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

115

120

38

245

Itasca

Public (USFS)

Dora Lake

Jimmy McDonald

2010

Spruce, black (Picea mariana)
Co-champion

53

85

16

142

St. Louis

Public (state of MN)

Ash River

Tom Gable

2017

Spruce, black (Picea mariana)

Co-champion

52

84

18

141

Koochiching

Public (state of MN)

Big Falls

Simon Cain, Danae Schafer DNR-Forestry

2015

Spruce, white (Picea glauca)

126

130

30

264

Koochiching

Public (state of MN)

Littlefork

Richard Stapleton

1974

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

150

67

69

234

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.