California Big Trees

Official Registry of California Big Trees

Smoke Tree
Smoke Tree

The California Register of Big Trees is a program of the Cal Fire and Cal Poly State University. It maintains records for the largest specimen of each native and naturalized tree species growing in California. The register seeks to recognize and sustain these living landmarks. Not all champions are literal giants like the General Sherman Giant Sequoia. The National Champion Smoke Tree, for example, is a mere 17 feet tall, with a crown spread of 12 feet and circumference of 48 inches.

Questions regarding these listings can be directed to Matt Ritter at

California has 334 Big Tree listings, 132 National Champions and 39 Co-Champions.

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