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A Champion In Your Own Backyard

Champion trees are all around us.

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Champion Burr Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Champion Burr Oak Tree

The Missouri state champion burr oak tree stands in a field near McBaine.

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

The State Champion eastern cottonwood tree located on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake as it appeared in May 2012 when it was certified.  The State Championship will now be passed on to an eastern cottonwood located on private property in Platte County.

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champion white mullberry tree

champion white mullberry

MDC Urban Forester Chuck Connor measured a circumference of 23 feet for this white mulberry in Pleasant Hill, making it the state champion for the species.

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Jim Weyland accepts champion tree plaque

Jim Weyland accepts champion tree plaque

Jim Weyland (left) accepts a plaque for his Missouri champion northern red oak tree from MDC Forestry Regional Supervisor Susan Troxel-DeWitt. Weyland’s tree measures 216 inches in circumference, stands 98 feet high and has an average crown spread of 74 feet.

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Use this form to nominate a tree to be a "Missouri Champion Tree."

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View a list of Missouri's current champion trees.

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Philip Moore with champion white mullberry

Philip Moore with champion white mullberry

Philip Moore grows trees such as walnut and pecan for fun and profit, and now he’s also got a state record white mulberry confirmed on his property at Pleasant Hill.

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Skeleton Trees

Take a fresh look at Missouri’s towering sycamore trees.

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

St. Louis area state champion tree toppled by violent storm

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Ferocious storm that rocked St. Charles and St. Louis counties May 31 robbed area of state record tree.

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