Big Tree Champions - Deciduous

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Deciduous big tree champions

SpeciesCirc.HeightCrown spread*Total pointsCountyOwnershipLocation or nearest cityNominatorYear
Ash, American mountain (Sorbus americana)55"36'26'98St. LouisPrivateSaginawVictor Blazevic2003
Ash, black (Fraxinus nigra)125"65'49'202WashingtonPrivateForest LakeLen Mirocha1998
Ash, green (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), also called red ash180"91'67'288NicolletPrivateFairfaxRandy Schindle DNR-Forestry1998
Ash, northern mountain (Sorbus decora) Need New Champion
Ash, white (Fraxinus americana)156"87'77'262FillmorePublic (state of MN)CantonArthur Overcott, Nacy Overcott2009
National Champion-Aspen, bigtooth Populus tremuloides, (also called largetooth aspen, poplar, popple)116"111'54'240KanabecPrivate SandstoneBill Foss DNR-Forestry2018
Aspen, quaking Populus tremuloides, (also called trembling aspen, poplar, popple)123"96'45'230Crow WingPrivateEmilyLenny Lang, Dan Wilm DNR-Forestry1999
Basswood, American (Tilia americana)228"65'47'304CarverPrivateNew GermanyHoward Lemke2018
Birch, paper (Betula papyrifera)121"55'52'189St. LouisPrivateHibbingDavid Dahl, Amy Dahl2002
Birch, river (Betula nigra)
Co-champion
101"78'46'191RamseyPublic (city of North St. Paul)North St. PaulMichael Prenosil2009
Birch, river (Betula nigra) Co-champion 102"72'64'190RamseyPublic (city of St. Paul)St. PaulKarl Mueller, Zach Jorgensen
St. Paul – Forestry
2012
Birch, yellow (Betula alleghaniensis)150"76'63'242ItascaPublic (USFS)PenningtonDena Forrer, USFS Forester2012
Box Elder (Acer negundo)163"50'66'229HennepinPublicMinneapolisJennifer Teegarden2018
Butternut (Juglans cinerea)206"95'96'325RamseyPublic (city of Roseville)RosevilleFriends School of MN, 5th Grade Class2004
Cherry, black (Prunus serotina)89"105'99'219FillmorePrivateHarmonyJim Edgar DNR- Forestry2009
Cherry, pin (Prunus pensylvanica)26"63'34'98DouglasPrivateAlexandriaCalvin Sperling ND State University, John Krantz, DNR-Forestry1978
Coffeetree, Kentucky (Gymnocladus dioica)138"68'66'233SteelePublic (city of Owatonna)OwatonnaRichard Peterson, Jim Wilson DNR-Forestry2009
Cottonwood, eastern (Populus deltoides)394"106'110'528ChippewaPublic (state of MN)WatsonAaron Mielke DNR-Forestry2001
Elm, American (Ulmus americana)228"80'87'330HennepinPrivateMinneapolisJohn Elward & Ryan Mahoney2010
Elm, rock (Ulmus thomasii)107"113'61'235KandiyohiPrivateKandiyohiGreg Russell DNR-Forestry2003
Elm, Red (Ulmus rubra)157"127'68'301HennnepinPrivateGolden ValleyCarol Bemis2014
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)163"74'78'257RamseyPrivateSt. PaulMark Bergaas and Mark Ceilley2014
Hickory, bitternut (Carya cordiformis)73"94'108'194FillmorePrivateCantonJim Edgar DNR-Forestry2002
Hickory, shagbark (Carya ovata)92"93'59'200HoustonPublic (state of MN)FreeburgJason Walker & Jim Edgar DNR-Forestry2009
Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)168"80'83'269MartinPublic (city of Fairmont)FairmontJames Wallin1999
Hophornbeam, eastern (Ostrya virginiana), also called ironwood117"37'59'169FaribaultPrivateWellsJames Wallin1998
Hornbeam, American (Carpinus caroliniana), also called blue beech26"31'25'63WabashaPublic (state of MN)TheilmanChad Gelner, Mark Miller DNR-Forestry2015
Maple, black (Acer nigrum)81"78'45'170OlmstedPrivateOronocoLance Sorensen DNR-Forestry1998
Maple, mountain (Acer spicatum) Need New Champion
Maple, red (Acer rubrum)95"80'50'188PinePublic (state of MN)KerrickJason Walker, Chad Gelner DNR-Forestry2009
Maple, silver (Acer saccharinum)312"95'113'435HoustonPrivateSpring GroveMilford Landsom1988
Maple, sugar (Acer saccharum)137"81'78'238HennepinPrivatePlymouthDavid Rusch2009
Mulberry, red (Morus rubra) 71"44'27'122HennepinPublicMinneapolisNicholas Schreiber, Ben Briere2016
Oak, black (Quercus velutina)152"69'137'255WabashaPublic (state of MN)WeaverChad Gelner, Dave Svien DNR-Forestry2009
Oak, bur (Quercus macrocarpa)278"68'80'366OlmstedPrivateRochesterLance Sorensen DNR-Forestry1999
Oak, chinkapin (Quercus muehlenbergii)10"18'12'31WabashaPrivatePlainviewLuke and Seth Gelner2018
Oak, northern pin (Quercus ellipsoidalis) also called Jack oak, Hill oak143"97'68'261HoustonPrivateCaledoniaErvin Barth2003
Oak, northern red (Quercus rubra)191"75'66'283HoustonPrivateHoustonErvin Barth1988
Oak, swamp white (Quercus bicolor)141"60'140'236ChisagoPrivateBrahamPhil Peterson2009
Oak, white (Quercus alba)219"60'86'301ScottPrivateBelle PlaineBonnie Tronnes, Diane Johnson2002
Poplar, balsam (Poplulus balsamifera), also called balm-of-gilead
Co-champion

 

130"88'15'233CassPrivateBrainerdGraig Slad2015
Poplar, balsam (Poplulus balsamifera), also called balm-of-gilead
Co-champion
121"80'30'231BeltramiPrivateWaskishRay Berger2015
Walnut, black (Juglans nigra)213"112'110'353OlmstedPrivateOronocoLloyd Boe and Mark Wurdeman DNR-Forestry1981
National Champion-Willow, black (Salix nigra)315"91'75'425WashingtonPrivateMarine on St. CroixJohn Goodfellow2017
Willow, peachleaf (Salix amygdaloides)227"62'74'308AitkinPrivateAitkinDennis Thompson2001

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