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Wisconsin's Champion Trees

The Champion Tree Program recognizes and celebrates the state’s largest trees. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources began documenting these trees in 1940 with the help of the community. People around the state discovered these trees in the Northwoods, in neighbors’ yards and along city streets. The program has endured as a result of people such as yourself. We invite you to join us in honoring and preserving Wisconsin’s natural resources heritage.


Information about the program and Wisconsin’s state champions.

Photo credit: Rena Johnson / Courtesy of National Association of State Foresters

Nominate a Tree

Instructions for identifying, measuring and nominating trees for the program.

Photo credit: Ryan Brady

Become an Inspector

How to become a big tree inspector, including an online application.