Tennessee's Champion Tree Program was developed in the mid seventies to identify the largest specimens of native trees in east Tennessee. Since then the program has expanded statewide and includes 263 species that are native or common to Tennessee.
A tree earns points based on its circumference, height and crown spread. The tree with the most points for its species is declared a champion. If trees are within five points of each other they share the title of Co-Champions.
Our goal is to update the list every two years.