Big trees are a part of our Texas heritage. Texas A&M Forest Service coordinates the Big Tree Registry program in Texas, and the purpose of the program is to:
Locate and recognize the largest known species of its kind that grow in the state of Texas;
Obtain the cooperation of tree owners to protect and preserve these specimens as landmarks for future generations to enjoy;
Stimulate interest in and a greater appreciation of trees -- their worth as a natural resource and as individual specimens
Check out our Big Tree photo essays.
Click here to take a virtual tour of Texas with Big Tree Registry volunteer, Champ Hunter, and TFS foresters as they hunt for and measure champion trees across the state.
How to measure a big treeMeasuring Rules (PDF)Registry of Champion Trees - Native & Naturalized Species (PDF)Registry of Champion Trees - Ornamental Species (PDF)List of Recognized Native & Naturalized Species (PDF)List of Recognized Ornamental Species (PDF)Nomination form (PDF)The Big News2013April 2013
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For more information, please contact:Pete SmithProgram Coordinatorpsmith@tfs.tamu.edu(979) 458-6650