Champion Trees 

Arkansas's Champion Tree program recognizes those trees, planted by nature or individuals, that are the largest of each species. Trees are compared using the American Forests "Bigness Index" (BI) . The Arkansas State Champion Tree list is updated every five years with the most recent revision underway, now.

AFC accepts new nominations and keep them on file for consideration when the list is reviewed and revised. If you have a tree you believe is the largest of its species, contact the AFC using the contact form, or call your local AFC office. You may also send a nomination form directly to Adriane Barnes at 3821 West Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. Send questions to Adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov.

 

Common Name Scientific Name Circumference (inches) Crown Spread (feet) Height (feet) Bigness Index Location Latitude Longitude County Measured Owner Name
American Basswood Tilia Americana

108

51

86

207

101 Reserve Street,
Hot Springs
34.51647 -93.06434 Garland 12/27/2013 Hot Springs National Park
American Holly Ilex opaca
165
75
63
247
204 Valley View Road, 3 miles south of Rosebud 35.30645 -92.09044 White 9/13/10 Kim Floyd
American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana
43
37
55
107
1439 Coal Chute, Bald Knob 35.19101 -91.49722 White 10/25/10 US Fish & Wildlife Service
American Smoketree Cotinus obovatus
26
10
20
49
SW 1/4, SW 1/4, S7, T16N, R21W Newton 7/21/94 National Park Service
Amur Corktree* Phellodendron amurense
29
25
46
81
817 Tabor Ave., Sherwood 34.83493 -92.24031 Pulaski 9/22/10 Jerry Sanders
Arborvitae* Thuja occidentalis
98
43
41
150
Shady Grove Cemetery, to the left of the entrance Monroe 4/4/01 Shady Grove Cemetery
Ash, Blue Fraxinus quadrangulata
87
39
80
177
35.75438 -94.48152 Crawford 9/15/10 William and Beverly Pyle
Ash, Green   Fraxinum pennsylvanica     13     74 78 110 Huntsville     36.05138 -93.67051 Madison     10/4/2011 Gordon McNulty
Ash, White Fraxinus americana
209
22
80
311
Hazen 34.78665 -91.58113 Prairie 7/15/2013 Mirranda Munnerlyn
Ash, White Fraxinus americana
206
96
78
308
5373 W. Wedington Rd., Fayetteville 36.07858 -94.23785 Washington 9/15/10 Troy Henderson
Baldcypress Taxodium distichum
516
9
120
638
34.2712 -91.1108 Arkansas 3/14/04 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Beech, Carolina Fagus grandifolia var. caroliniana
157
73
81
256
33.43092 -91.99652 Drew 9/16/10 Heartwood Forestland Fund V
Black Cherry Prunus serotina
185
82
65
271
1102 Stratten, Rogers Benton 2/12/01 Burley Gayer
Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica
122
80
98
240
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 36.38011 Benton 5/13/11 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Boxelder Acer negundo
110
69
100
227
35° 45.432 92° 21.761 Stone 11/9/05 Dennis Sutterfield
Buckeye, Red Aesculus pavia
27
30
23
58
470 E. Lawrence, Ashdown Little River 9/27/93 Mrs. Hicks Warren
Carolina Cherrylaurel* Prunus caroliniana
50
28
31
88
On the grounds of St.Luke MB Church, 5 miles SE of Clarendon on Hwy 86 34.62088 -91.25098 Monroe 1/14/03 St. Luke MB Church
Catalpa, Northern Catalpa speciosa
256
14
82
352
209 Union Street, Dardanelle Yell 8/2/2013 Dardanelle Church of Christ
Catalpa, Southern Catalpa bignonioides
188
76
55
262
Historic Washington State Park 33.77617 -93.6815 Hempstead 3/1/11 Arkansas State Parks
Chestnut, American Hybrid Castanea dentata x mollissima
54
34
75
138
312 N. Main, Bentonville 36.37662 -94.20861 Benton 9/15/10 Compton Gardens, Peelhouse Foundation
Chestnut, Chinese* Castanea mollissima
123
69
55
195
122 Johnson, Cotton Plant Woodruff 9/8/10 Joana Smith
Chestnut, Horse* Aesculus hippocastanum
74
41
67
151
824 Park Ave., Hot Springs; across driveway from SW corner of Stitt Mansion 34.5287 93.04993 Garland 12/27/2013 Stitt House Bed & Breakfast
China-fir Cunninghamia lanceolata
98.4
49
75
185
Dinning-Hutchens House at 1019 Miller Street, Helena                                 Phillips 9/30/2014 Carl Hutchens and Shane Williams
Cottonwood, Eastern Populus deltoides
258
125
144
433
1110 N. Front Street on river bank, Dardanelle Yell 9/2/09 Mitchell Williams
Cottonwood, Eastern Populus deltoides
324
104
87
437
818 S. 3rd, Van Buren 35.42836 -94.35059 Crawford 9/15/10 Lynn Merechka
Cottonwood, Swamp Populus heterophylla
103
39
99
212
35.19869 -91.51469 White 10/25/10 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica
93
56
55
162
in front yard on Olen Lane, north side of Hwy 70 near Lonoke County line. 34.76512 -92.09496 Pulaski 9/2/10 Wes Harper
Cucumbertree Magnolia acuminata
163
75
78
260
Oddfell Cemetery, 2 miles S. of McCrory Woodruff 9/8/10 McCrory Cemetery Association
Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara
127
69
68
212
SW corner of White County Courthouse, Searcy 35.25024 -91.7384 White 9/9/10 White County
Devil's Walkingstick Aralia spinosa
24
13
32
59
34.45596 -93.92483 Montgomery 9/17/10 Ouachita National Forester, Caddo Ranger District
Downy Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea
28
32
43
79
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Benton 5/13/11 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Downy Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea
27
17
41
72
Approx. 200 yards west of Cave Mt. Road on County Road 406 35.89969 93.45398 Newton 9/7/10 Ruth Kaundart
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis
119
43.5
70
200
NE 1/4, NW 1/4,S10, T14N,R24W 35.89176 93.57575 Madison 4/12/2011 Ozark-St. Francis National Forest
Eastern Hophornbeam Carpinus caroliniana
40
28
38
85
34.38929 -92.36583 Grant 12/4/04 Carroll and Jody Guffey, Sheridan
Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis
111
37
33
153
609 N. Main, Clarendon; 20 feet off street in the yard 34.70053 -91.31422 Monroe 10/16/03 Carlton Self
Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana
131
45
60
202
Shady Grove Cemetery at SW corner of Pine Tree Rd and Hwy 86. 34.71478 -91.2885 Monroe 10/17/00 Shady Grove Cemetery
Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana

133

35

60

202

711 East Green Street, Morrilton 35.14889 -92.73681 Conway 8/1/11 Janna Virden
Elm, American Ulmus americana
219
107
86
332
On the east side of Hwy 77, 2 miles north of Hwy 140 and 77. Mississippi 8/17/01 Gary W. Johnson, Sr.
Elm, Cedar Ulmus crassifolia
192
106
140
359
SW SE S12, T16S, R9W Bradley 10/22/86 Rex Timber Co.
Elm, Siberian Ulmus pumila
143
47
75
230
500 N. Dixieland, Rogers Benton 11/15/04 Dan Judd
Elm, Slippery Ulmus rubra
169
79
75
264
9820 Scoggins Rd. Bentonville 36.30733 94.24611 Benton 7/1/12 Julius Russell
Elm, Winged Ulmus alata
85
18
70
173
El Dorado 33.26731 -92.79176 Union 12/16/2013 Robert Kelley
English Walnut* Juglans regia
137
75
63
219
121 NE 2nd St. England; in side yard between houses. 34.54584 -91.96909 Lonoke 7/30/01 Evelyn Adams
Fig* Ficus carica
34
8
30
66
400 S. Grand Ave., Brinkley Monroe 8/20/98 Riviana Foods
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
74
44
35
120
1020 Holden Ave., in front of house Jackson 12/17/03 Gene & Peggy West
Ginkgo (Maidenhair)* Ginkgo biloba
164
74
67
250
6th & Utah    Street 34.22405 -91.98648 Jefferson 6/7/83 A.L. Mann
Ginkgo (Maidenhair)* Ginkgo biloba
182
60
59
256
Close to entrance of Maple Hill Cemetery on N. Holly St. Phillips 5/30/03 Maple Hill Cemetery
Ginkgo (Maidenhair)* Ginkgo biloba
164
64
69
249
North of Goshen on Blue Springs Road 36.11288 -94.01103 Washington 4/21/11 Jack Pardue
Goldenraintree* Koelreuteria paniculata
56
35
31
96
94 Oak St. Clarendon, in front yard 34.702287 -91.313873 Monroe 10/17/00 Dorolis Betts
Gum Bumelia Bumelia lanuginosa
72
51
65
150
Poison Springs Tower 33.650262 -93.02546 Ouachita 9/14/10 Arkansas Forestry Commission
Hackberry Celtis occidentalis
205
68
96
318
921 W. Semmes St. Osceola front yard N35.70493 W89.98429 Mississippi 2/15/12 Rodney Stout
Hawthorn Crataegus
31
8
25
64
1419 Forest Road, Warren 33.59145 -92.07865 Bradley 7/15/2013 Mike Weatherford
Henry tree* Emmenopterys henryi
12
16
28
44
150 feet SW of pavilion inside the grounds of Garvan Gardens 34.43451 -93.04306 Formerly, Garland *Tree is no longer there; only a monument remains. Formerly, Garvan Gardens
Hercules Club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
50
38
62
122
About 300 feet , NW from SE corner SE 1/4, NW 1/4, S34, T11S, R19W, 3 miles NW of Chidester Ouachita 3/24/83 Poisons Springs State Forest
Hickory, Bitternut Carya cordiformis
140
88
92
254
SE NE S30, T11S, R17W, on the bank of a slough. Ouachita 1/6/94 International Paper Co.
Hickory, Black Carya texana
117
64
90
223
102 Poplar Street, Dardanelle; in side yard facing front street Yell 3/17/09 Roy Scott
Hickory, Mockernut Carya tomentosa
136
87
137
295
SW 1/4, S2, T18S, R16W Union 11/25/85 Charles Johnson
Hickory, Nutmeg Carya myristicaeformis
79
39
88
177
Burns Park, North Little Rock; 200 feet sough of the east end of bridge over waterfall, just downstream from red covered bridge near intersection of Arlene Laman Dr. and Joe K. Poch Dr. 34.80349 -92.3265 Pulaski 9/27/10 North Little Rock Parks and Recreation
Hickory, Pignut Carya glabra
123
64
139
278
33.5095 -91.8507 Drew 9/16/10 The Forestland Group
Hickory, Red Carya ovalis
99
47
116
227
S22, T14N, R22W; west of fork in the road. Newton 8/24/93 Ozark National Forest, Buffalo Ranger District
Hickory, Shagbark Carya ovata
128
61
108
251
Section 1, T15N, R19W; about 1/2 mile east of the mouth of Cave Creek. Newton 9/3/10 National Park Service
Hickory, Water Carya aquatica
134
19
118
257
UTM Coordinates 15S 0672266, 3812437 NAD 83; just south of section corner common to 8, 9, 16 & 17, T3S, R1W Arkansas 4/6/10 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Incense-cedar* Calocedrus decurrens
97
30
81
186
146 Central Ave., Holly Grove; in the backyard Monroe 12/1/01 Raymond and Mary Abramson
Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus
92
44
72
175
NE SW Section 12, T21N, R1W; Warm Springs, located in the yard of an old house place. Randolph 9/16/10 Tim Jones
Locust, Black Robinia pseudoacacia
124
30
36
168
274 Quigley Castle Rd., Eureka Springs; in front yard. Entry fee is charged for Quigley Castle complex. 36.34627 -93.75597 Carroll 9/15/10 Debbie Smith
Locust, Honey Gleditsia triacanthos
158
64
97
271
Near King Place Cemetery on Hwy 11. Prairie Jane Stewart
Magnolia, Bigleaf Magnolia macrophylla
24
6
50
80
Calion 33 31330 -92.55637 Union 12/16/2013 Mike Amason
Magnolia, Southern Magnolia grandiflora
219
82
70
310
46th St. and County Ave., Texarkana 33.46841 -94.0375 Miller 6/6/11 ERC Development Group, LLC.
Magnolia, Sweetbay Magnolia virginiana
100
14
72
176
33.56919 -92.511544 Calhoun 8/3/10 Floyd Hearnsberger
Magnolia, Umbrella Magnolia tripetala
28
20
48
81
101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs 34.52516 -93.03737 Garland 12/27/2013 Hot Springs National Park
Maple, Red Acer rubrum
186
45
86
283
SW SW S33, T3N, R3W; 7 1/2 miles E of DeValls Bluff, 1/2 miles S of Hwy 70. Prairie 4/30/01 Willow Bar Club, Henry Browne, Owner
Maple, Red Acer rubrum
174
85
87
282
4 miles E of Biscoe, S of Hwy 70 Prairie 7/15/90 Hanke Browne & A.C. Freeman
Maple, Silver Acer saccharinum
211
43
74
296
35.20716 -91.55403 White 9/13/10 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Maple, Sugar Acer saccharum
97
55
107
218
Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville 36.06143 -94.15243 Washington 9/10/04 Southern Memorial Association
Mulberry, Red Morus rubra
225
74
50
294
35.498 -93.4604 Madison 6/24/03 William Jones
Mulberry, Red Morus rubra
229
73
47
294
1000 E. Moore, Searcy 35.25333 -91.72564 White 9/9/10 Wayne Stroup
Oak, Black Quercus velutina
190
105
100
316
Along the rear fence line of the property at 806 NW 7th Street, Bentonville 36 22' 40.55"         94 13' 9.59" Benton 4/16/11 Jim Reynolds
Oak, Blackjack Quercus marilandica
130
20
59
194
3203 Calhoun 54 33.95867 -92.51572 Calhoun 8/3/10 Doug and Leah Gorman
Oak, Bottomland Post Quercus similis
175
19
130
310
N34 12' 38" W91 9' 46" Desha 11/12/02 White River National Wildlife Refuge
Oak, Bur Quercus macrocarpa
208
21.5
98
327.5
354 W Main Street, Farmington 36.04540 -94.23649 Washington 7/15/2012 City of Farmington
Oak, Cherrybark Quercus pagoda
301
118
125
456
Lexa 34.56250 -90.73228 Phillips 8/1/2011 Carol and Fred Dortman
Oak, Chinkapin Quercus muehlenbergii
212
117
102
343
Riverside Park, Batesville Independence 10/21/03 City of Batesville
Oak, Durand Quercus durandi
133
60
56
204
near NW corner at the edge of an old field 33.65654 -93.84207 Hempstead 7/24/96 International Paper Co.
Oak, Live Quercus
193
79
56
269
NE 1/4, S23, T16S, R1W, at base of spur dike of MS river levee; aprox. 500 feet riverside of levee and approx. 1/2 mile upstream from MS River bridge. Chicot 10/27/81 James Moheao
Oak, Northern Red Quercus rubra
176
85
79
276
Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area 35.92504 -92.94248 Searcy 8/18/03 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Oak, Nuttall Quercus texana
252
105
105
383
Inside White River levee, east of White River along Scrubgrass Bayou 34.1064 -91.10051 Desha 9/16/10 White River National Wildlife Refuge
Oak, Overcup Quercus lyrata
219
112
111
358
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge 35.57273 -90.833 Mississippi 10/5/04 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Oak, Post Quercus stellata
182
104
102
310
Boswell deer camp, about 1 mile N of Waldo 33.36191 -93.29959 Columbia 11/10/05 Tom Boswell
Oak, Sand Post             Quercus Stellata Var. Margaretta 125 88 70 220 4019 Copeland Ridge, Arkadelphia 33.96125 -93.02454 Clark     12/23/2013 Ronnie Strickland
Oak, Shumard Quercus shumardii
169
96
144
337
NWSW S29, T15, R7; west of Hwy 81, 1/2 mile N of Fountain Hill 34.01624 -93.49041 Pike 1/6/12 Charles May
Oak, Southern Red Quercus falcate
243
105
88
357
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, Birdeye 35.38868 -90.68156 Cross 10/11/10 Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
Oak, Southern Red Quercus falcate

229

95

100

353

350 feet west of intersection Hwy 28 and 307 in Bluffton. On the south side of the road in the front yard of large white house. 34.9041 -93.60111 Yell 7/12/11 Bob and Jill Berney
Oak, Swamp Chestnut Quercus michauxii
220
106
113
360
15952 Sandhill Rd., Des Arc Lonoke 7/14/07 Jane Stewart
Oak, Water Quercus nigra
259
88
92
373
181 Penny Lane, Mena Polk 4/24/09 Robert J. Manis
Oak, Water Quercus nigra
242
93
81
346
Along east edge of cotton field within 50 feet of farm road. N33 30' 52.8" W91 27' 11.9" Chicot 4/6/10
Oak, White Quercus alba
255
85
91
367
Council Oaks Park on N. Front St. Yell 3/17/09 City of Dardanelle
Oak, Willow Quercus phellos
276
112
110
414
1299 S. Division St., Blytheville Mississippi 8/10/10 Barrett Harrison
Osage-Orange Maclura pomifera
208
19
54
281
In the yard north of the Visitor Center at Arkansas Post National Memorial Arkansas 8/21/2013 National Park Service
Ozark Chinkapin Castanea ozarkensis
94
55
38
146
35.06821 -92.47481 Conway 2/9/05 Tyler Rentals, Inc.
Pawpaw Asimina triloba
34
30
29
71
US Fish Hatchery, Mammoth Springs Fulton 9/4/93 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Pecan, Sweet Carya illinoensis
230
112
110
368
691 Anderson Lane, Cotton Plant 34.95512 -91.27523 Woodruff 1/14/10 Joe A. Anderson
Pecan, Sweet Carya illinoensis
204
126
130
366
At the intersection of Conway and Jay Streets, Old Historic Washington State Park 33' 46.648" 93' 40.847" Hempstead 3/28/11 Arkansas State Parks
Persian Ironwood* Parrotia persica
23
18
27
55
817 Tabor Ave., Sherwood 34.83548 -92.24041 Pulaski 9/22/10 Jerry Sanders
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana
151
73
96
265
1407 N. Front St., Dardanelle Yell 12/4/04 Sandra Warren
Persimmon, Oriental* Diospyros kaki
21
26
18
46
3307 Breckenridge Dr., Little Rock 34.78094 -92.38814 Pulaski 9/9/10 Terry Hildegarde
Pine, Eastern White* Pinus strobus    

91

40

109

210

Next to entrance gate at Crystal Recreation Area, 3 miles NE of Norman, on Forest Service Rd #177. SW 1/4, S12, T35, R25W

 

Montgomery

9/14/10 Ouachita National Forester, Caddo Ranger District
Pine, Loblolly Pinus taeda
178
72
143
339
33 53' 8.6" 94 1' 20.0" Howard 7/2/03 Paul Jones
Pine, Longleaf Pinus palustris
256
37
16
281
183 Cove Circle, Malvern Hot Spring 9/16/08 Elaine Watson
Pine, Shortleaf Pinus echinata
112
57
142
268
SE1/4, NW1/4, S3, T18S, R7W; on the east side of Hwy 425, across from the junction of Hwys 425 and 52 Ashley 9/17/01 Plum Creek Timber Co.
Pine Sonderegger Pinus sondereggeri
113
13
60
186
El Dorado 33.31268 -92.55373 Union 12/16/2013 Mike Amason
Pine, Spruce* Pinus glabra
99
40
108
217
Dallas 9/13/06 Red Hot Plantation, LLC
Pine, Virginia* Pinus virginiana
68
40
57
135
418 N. Central; east side of the house Woodruff Billy Nail
Pine, White * Pinus edulus
110
40
90
210
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 36.38095 -94.20146 Benton 5/13/11 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Planertree Planera aquatica
81
45
60
152
35.19428 -91.50756 White 10/13/10 US Fish & Wildlife Service
Poplar, White Populus alba

118

78

71

209

300 East Race, Searcy 35.25119 -91.73491 White 10/13/10 City of Searcy
Possum Haw Ilex decidua
18
20
19
42
Inside Bateman family cemetery; Hwy 86 1/2 mile north of Hwy 79 on east side of Clarendon 34 42' 8.6" 91 16' 53.3" Monroe 8/6/04 Rheta Griffith
Redwood, Dawn* Metasequoia glyptostroboides
45
33
52
105
817 Tabor Ave., Sherwood 34.8355 -92.24019 Pulaski 9/22/10 Jerry Sanders
River Birch Betula nigra
128
99
144
297
35 45.432 92 21.761 Stone 11/9/05 Dennis Sutterfield
Sassafras Sassafras albidum
232
43
51
294
In the middle of NE1/4, S18, T8N, R23W Logan 2/26/01 William (Skeet) Grenwelge
Serviceberry         Amelanchier 35 29 43 85 235 yards down Hunt Loop Trail (Ouachita National Forest) 34.76100 -93.09134 Garland 12/30/2013 U.S. Forest Service
Silverbell Halesia carolina
56
38
65
131
34.37651 -93.97404 Polk 6/15/92 Ouachita National Forester, Caddo Ranger District
Sourwood Oxydendrum Arboreum
31
25
32
69
On service road East of main parking lot at Garvan Gardens 34.43367 -93.04185 Garland 12/27/2013 Garvan Gardens
Swamp Privet Forestiera acuminata
27
43
39
77
Mulberry Cemetery Rd., approx. 1/4 mile from the Junction of Hwy 256 and Ferder Rd. Jefferson 11/22/00 Jerry & Peggy Morton
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
181
28
155
364
Austin 34.96225 -91.92519 Lonoke 8/8/2013 Doug Sikes
Sweetleaf Symplocos tinctoria
32
28
40
79
NE 1/4, SW 1/4, S31, T7S, R11W, off Garden Seed Rd. Grant 1/23/92 Frank Wilson
Sycamore, American Platanus occidentalis
288
68
108
413
St. Francis National Forest N 34 35' 8.4" W 90 35' 53.4" Phillips 9/9/10 St. Francis National Forest
Tree Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboreum
26
29
30
63
NW 1/4, NE 1/4, S30, T12S, R20W; near Poison Springs State Forest Nevada 3/24/83 International Paper Co.
Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipifera
228
105
122
376
East of Combs on Hwy 16, across from County Road 4325 35.81732 -93.81578 Madison 4/21/11 Kevin Schackleford
Walnut, Black Juglans nigra
195
91
72
290
9820 Scoggins Rd. 36.30742 -94.2457 Benton 7/1/11 Mr. and Mrs. Julious Russell
Water Tupelo Nyssa aquatica
432
87
110
564
34.91571 -91.44305 Prairie 11/15/06 Keith Mooney
Water Tupelo Nyssa aquatica
451
92.5
125
599
Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area, Bald Knob 35.23333 -91.40554 White 11/10/10 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Western Soapberry Sapindus drummondii
74
37
47
130
Intersection of Hwy 22 and 109N in Midway 35.29182 -93.5272 Logan 6/21/94 Mark Varnell
Winged Sumac Rhus copallina
19
25
56
81
34.26343 92.50094 Grant 6/19/89 Steven's Investments Inc.
Yaupon Ilex vomitoria
19
3
17
37
Beside South Arkansas Telephone Company (SatCo), Hampton 33.53818 -92.47297 Calhoun 8/3/10 SatCo
Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea
53
71
55
126
312 N. Main, Bentonville
36.37705
-94.2078
Benton 9/15/10 Compton Gardens, Peelhouse Foundation