A champion tree is one that is considered the largest of its species. Species vary in size, height, and growth patterns. Trees grown in an open environment will have a larger crown than those grown in a forest. Every year people search for America's largest trees, bringing awareness to their beauty and ecosystem services, and fostering a desire to protect and preserve them for future generations.
The LGC is planning to gather information about these large and old trees in our hamlets. If you think that you live with a champion or have seen one of these trees in your visits to Lewisboro's many parks and preserves help us to collect the data by following the steps below.
Check out a Citizen Science Kit from the Lewisboro Library to measure your tree. You can also read about how to measure for Champion Trees on the Missouri Department of Conservation Website by clicking below and creating your own kit.
After collecting the data , use the Clifton Park Tree Age Calculator to calculate the age of your tree.
Once you have measured your tree, fill out and submit a form. If your tree is a champion we will contact you to verify your information, and we will feature your tree in our gallery!
Thank you to the New Canaan Land Trust for their help in developing this page and to the Clifton Park Open Spaces Committee for their tree age calculator.
Champion Tree Gallery (COMING SOON)