Photo of the Clatsop Fir Oregon Register of Big Trees

Below are the state and national champion trees located in the state of Oregon. These trees have met the criteria for the National Register of Big Trees, established by American Forests. For information about nominating a big tree, or about the criteria used, see "Instructions for Nominating a Big Tree".

American Forests has adminstered the National Register of Big Trees since 1940. Oregon's history in the Big Tree Program isn't quite as clear, but information about the program dates back into the 1950s. Perhaps the most notable event in Oregon's Big Tree history was the Douglas-fir war between Oregon and Washington, which began just after the Columbus Day Storm in 1962 and continued until ... well ... it may not be over! But for the time being, Oregon's on top.

For information on Oregon's Heritage Trees, go to ODF's Links Page. You may also be interested in knowing the answers to some frequently asked questions about Big Trees.

Use the Big Tree Search page to find trees by name, nominator, county -- any criteria that is available on the records.

Each of the trees listed below has an individual record, which you can access by clicking on the tree's common name. This record describes the tree's measurements, who nominated it and where it is located. In many cases, there is a photo of the tree. To see a larger version of the photo, click on the photo.

State and National Champion Trees
Located in Oregon

Species, Common Name,
Scientific Name, Status

This symbol indicates trees that have been added to the Oregon Register of Big Trees in 1996.

Alaska-Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis, State Champion

Alder, Sitka Alder, Alnus sinuata, State Champion

Alder, Red Alder, Alnus rubra, National Champion

Alder, Mountain Alder, Alnus tenuifolia, State Champion

Alder, White Alder, Alnus rhombifolia, State Champion

Apple, Oregon crab apple, Malus fusca, State Champion

Ash, Oregon Ash, Fraxinus latifolia, National Champion

Aspen, Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides, State Champion

Birch, Northwestern Paper Birch, Betula papyrifera var. subcerdata, National Co-Champion

Birch, Water Birch, Betula occidentalis, National Champion

Blueblossom, Blueblossom (Blue-Myrtle), Ceanothus thrysiflorus, National Champion

Buckthorn, Buckthorn cascara, Rhamnus purshiana, State Co-Champion

Buckthorn, Buckthorn Cascara, Rhamnus purshiana, State Co-Champion

Buckthorn, Buckthorn Cascara, Rhamnus purshiana, State Co-Champion

Buffaloberry, Silver Buffaloberry, Shepherdia argentea, National Champion

Butternut, Butternut, Juglans cinerea, National Co-Champion

California Laurel, California Laurel (Oregon Myrtle), Umbellularia californica, National Champion

Catalpa, Northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa, State Champion

Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, National Champion

Cercocarpus, Birchleaf Cercocarpus, Cercocarpus betuloides, National Champion

Cercocarpus, Curlleaf cercocarpus, Cercocarpus ledifolius NUTT, State Co-Champion

Cherry, Bitter Cherry, Prunus emarginata, National Champion

Chestnut, American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, State Champion

Chinkapin, Giant Chinkapin, Castanopsis chrysophylla, National Champion

Cottonwood, Black Cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa, National Champion

Cottonwood, Eastern cottonwood, Populus deltoides, State Champion

Cottonwood, Narrowleaf Cottonwood, Populus augustifolia, National Champion

Cypress, Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa, State Champion

Cypress, Baker Cypress, Cupressus bakeri, National Champion

Dogwood, Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii, National Champion

Dogwood, Western Dogwood, Cornus occidentalis, State Champion

Douglas-fir, Coastal Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii var menziesii, National Champion

Douglas-fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, National Champion

Elder, Blackbead Elder, Sambucus melanocarpa, National Champion

Elder, Pacific Red Elder, Sambucus callicarpa, National Champion

Elm, American elm, Ulmus americana L., State Champion

Fir, California White fir, Abies concolor, National Champion

Fir, Grand fir, Abies grandis, State Champion

Hawthorn, Oneseed Hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, State Champion

Hawthorn, Columbia Hawthorn, Crataegus columbiana, State Champion

Hazel, California hazelnut, Corylus cornuta var. californica, National Champion

Hemlock, Mountain hemlock, Tsuga mertensiana, State Champion

Hickory, Shellbark hickory, Carya laciniosa, State Champion

Holly, Silver Varigated Holly, Ilex aquifolium, National Champion

Juniper, Western juniper, Juniperus occidentalis, State Champion

Larch, Western larch, Larix occidentalis NUTT., State Champion

Madrone, Pacific madrone, Arbutus menziesii PURSH, State Champion

Maple, Big Leaf Maple, Acer macrophyllum, National Champion

Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple, Acer glabrum var. douglas, National Champion

Maple, Silver maple, Acer saccharinum, State Champion

Maple, Vine maple, Acer circinatum, National Champion

Mountain Ash, Sitka Mountain Ash, Sorbus sitchensis, National Champion

Mountain Ash, American Mountain Ash, Sorbus americana, State Champion

Oak, Oregon White Oak, Quercus Garryana, State Champion

Oak, California Black Oak, Quercus kelloggii, National Champion

Oak, Canyon Live Oak, Quercus chrysolepis, State Champion

Oak, English oak, Quercus robur, State Champion

Oak, Shingle oak, Quercus imbricaria, State Champion

Pine, Knobcone Pine, Pinus attenuata, State Champion

Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta var. latifolia, State Champion

Pine, Shore Pine, Pinus contorta, var. contorta, State Champion

Pine, Monterey pine, Pinus radiata, State Champion

Pine, Pitch pine, Pinus rigida, State Champion

Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa, National Co-Champion

Pine, Western white pine, Pinus monticola, State Champion

Pine, Whitebark pine, Pinus albicaulis (Engelm.), State Champion

Plum, Klamath Plum, Prunus subcordata, National Champion

Plum, Garden plum, Prunus domestica, National Champion

Poplar, White poplar, Populus alba L., State Champion

Poplar, Lombardi poplar, Populus nigra italica, State Champion

Redcedar, Western redcedar, Thuja plicata CONN Ex. D. DON, State Champion

Redwood, Coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, State Champion

Rhododendron-Cynthia, Pacific Rhododendron, Rhododendron macrophyllum, State Champion

Russian Olive, Russian Olive (Oleaster), Eleagnus angustifolia, State Champion

Sagebrush, Big sagebrush, BIG Artemisia tridentata NUTT, State Champion

Sequoia, Giant sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, State Champion

Silktassel, Wavyleaf Silktassel, Garrya elliptica, National Champion

Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Picea sitchensis, National Co-Champion

Spruce, Brewer Spruce, Picea breweriana, National Champion

Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Picea engelmannii, State Champion

Tamarisk, Small-flower tamarisk, Tamarix parvifloria L., State Champion

Tanoak, tanoak, Lithocarpus densiflora, State Champion

Walnut, Black Walnut, Juglans nigra L., National Champion

Walnut, N. California walnut, Juglans hindsii, State Champion

Willow, Arroyo Willow, Salix lasiolepis, National Champion

Willow, Black Willow, Salix nigra, State Champion

Willow, Bonpland Willow, Salix bonplandiana, National Champion

Willow, Hinds Willow, Salix hindsiana, National Champion

Willow, Hooker Willow, Salix hookeriana, National Champion

Willow, Pacific willow, Salix lasiandra, State Champion

Willow, Peachleaf Willow, Salix amygdaloides, State Champion

Willow, Scouler willow, Salix scoulerana, National Champion

Willow, Tracy Willow, Salix tracyi, National Champion

Willow, Weeping willow, Salix babylonica L., State Champion

Yellow-Poplar, Tuliptree, Liriodendron tulipifora L., State Champion

Yew, Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia, State Champion

For information about the Oregon Register of Big Trees, contact:

Oregon Department of Forestry
Public Affairs Office
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Voice: 503-945-7420

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This page was last updated 4/11/1997.