Big Tree Directory
Big tree designations are made on most species throughout the United States. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands maintains the Utah Register of Big Trees, a listing of the biggest trees in the state.
The National Register of Big Trees is maintained by American Forests, a non-profit organization dedicated to healthy forests in communities throughout the United States. The American Forests National Register has been maintained since 1940. The largest tree of each species in the country is designated as a National Champion. According to American Forests 2004-2005 National Register, Utah is home to nine National Champions (see below).
The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands encourages all tree lovers, hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for champion-sized trees. Trees certified as fulfilling “Big Tree” criteria will be listed in the Utah Register of Big Trees with the person(s) nominating the tree listed as champion tree finders. Depending on the tree’s status, it could also qualify as a national champion and the person(s) nominating the tree will receive recognition in the National Register of Big Trees.