Atlanta’s Champion Trees
Seeking out Atlanta’s Champion Trees
Trees Atlanta maintains the list of Champion Trees in metro Atlanta. The compilation of the list is a labor of love lead by an amazing volunteer team. The list includes specimens located mainly inside I-285; all trees are nominated and identified by community members then reviewed by trained Champion Trees volunteers.
These trees represent some of the oldest, tallest, broadest, and most beautiful trees our city has to offer. These grand friends have witnessed the ever changing landscape of Atlanta and are part of our city’s iconic urban tree canopy. Each year, the list is updated and published on Georgia Arbor Day, the third Friday of February. Think you might know where a new Champion Tree might be found? Nominate a tree to be reviewed for next year’s list!
Interactive Map of Atlanta’s Champion Trees
- Click and drag to explore within the map.
- Large-sized stars indicate new Champion Trees added this year.
- Select a tree location to view information on each Champion Tree.
- To open the interactive map in a new tab, click here.
Nominate A Tree
Do you have a tree that is a Champion? Nominate your tree today by filling out the form below!
Archive of past Atlanta’s Champion Tree lists
Trees Atlanta publishes a new list of the Champion Trees in metro Atlanta each year. The annual list is updated with new champions that are discovered and verified in the past year and as old champions disappear from the landscape. If you have a potential Champion Tree to nominate for review, please submit your nomination on the form on this page.
- 2022 Champion Trees
- 2021 Champion Trees
- 2020 Champion Trees
- 2019 Champion Trees
- 2018 Champion Trees
- 2017 Champion Trees
We offer a special thanks to expert volunteer Eli Dickerson for his leadership on the Atlanta Champion Trees project. He stands tall like a tulip poplar in our book!
Trees Atlanta’s Champion Tree program is a wholly volunteer run project. If you are interested in learning more about how to volunteer on this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.