There are trees in our state that simply stand apart form the rest! Arizona's Magnificent Trees Program connects us to trees, increases awareness of the field of forestry and urban forestrym and encourages people to pay attention to trees as critical ecosystem species.
Are the largest of their species in the state and in some cases, the nation! If the species qualifies, Champion Trees are also submitted to the American Forests Champion Tree Registry.
Have cultural significance and a direct connection to people. Trees are significant in rural and urban areas for many reasons. They may have been placed in memory of a person or event, given as a gift to the community, or planted where a significant event occurred.
Are trees that are proven to have been in their same location before Arizona's Statehood. These trees are a living connection from the past to the present.
How to Nominate a Tree
Trees are nominated by the public to show appreciation for their unique
stature, stories, or lasting presence. Whether you come across a particularly
large and beautiful tree while hiking, or know a tree with cultural or historical
connection to a place or peoples, consider nominating a tree to share it's story!