California Big Trees

239 trees found.

89 feet tall, 81 foot canopy
245 inches in girth
354 Points

Quercus suber - photo
Bill Pramuk, 2014 - Napa, CA


Quercus tomentella
ISLAND OAK
National Champion

53 feet tall, 60 foot canopy
91 inches in girth
159 Points

Quercus tomentella - photo
Ken Knight and Randy Baldwin, 2015 - Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


54 feet tall, 61 foot canopy
289 inches in girth
358 Points

Quercus wislizeni - photo
Martin Crawford and Carl Casey, 2018 - Valley Springs


21 feet tall, 30 foot canopy
47 inches in girth
75 Points

Rhamnus ilicifolia - photo
Jim Dempsey, 2017 - California State Park at Sutter Buttes


40 feet tall, 27 foot canopy
35 inches in girth
82 Points

Robert Van Pelt, 2015 - Redwood Experimental Forest


16 feet tall, 51 foot canopy
55 inches in girth
84 Points

Edith G. Briseno, 2013 - Chula Vista


16 feet tall, 30 foot canopy
26 inches in girth
50 Points

Rhus ovata - photo
L. Romero, 2001 - Anza Borrego State Park


68 feet tall, 62 foot canopy
156 inches in girth
240 Points

Robinia pseudoacacia - photo
A. Cowley, 1997 - Tulare


45 feet tall, 73 foot canopy
150 inches in girth
213 Points

A. Cowley, 2004 - Porterville


82 feet tall, 68 foot canopy
116 inches in girth
215 Points

A. Cowley, 2004 - Porterville


85 feet tall, 75 foot canopy
162 inches in girth
266 Points

Salix gooddingii - photo
Debbie King, 2015 - Red Bluff, Tehema County


Salix laevigata
RED WILLOW
National Champion

56 feet tall, 39 foot canopy
66 inches in girth
132 Points

Salix laevigata - photo
Al Keuter, 2012 - Quail Hollow Ranch County Park


Salix lasiandra
PACIFIC WILLOW
National Champion
Co-Champion

65 feet tall, 62 foot canopy
152 inches in girth
233 Points

Salix lasiandra - photo
H. Cooley, 2006 - Hayward


Salix lasiandra
PACIFIC WILLOW
National Champion
Co-Champion

54 feet tall, 84 foot canopy
171 inches in girth
246 Points

Salix lasiandra - photo
A. Cowley, 1999 - Taft


Salix lasiolepis
ARROYO WILLOW
National Champion

41 feet tall, 49 foot canopy
89 inches in girth
142 Points

A. Cowley, 2002 - San Juan Capistrano


30 feet tall, 38 foot canopy
136 inches in girth
176 Points

A. Cowley, 2004 - Porterville


Schinus molle
PEPPER TREE
National Champion

57 feet tall, 72 foot canopy
367 inches in girth
442 Points

Schinus molle - photo
R. Wheeler, 1969 - San Juan Capistrano


321 feet tall, 80 foot canopy
950 inches in girth
1291 Points

Sequoia sempervirens - photo
R. Hildebrant, M. Taylor, S. Sillett, 1998 - Jedediah Smith State Park


Sequoiadendron giganteum
GIANT SEQUOIA
National Champion
Co-Champion

261 feet tall, 106 foot canopy
1024 inches in girth
1312 Points

Sequoiadendron giganteum - photo
Isabelle F. Story, 2000 - Sequoia National Park


71 feet tall, 62 foot canopy
187 inches in girth
274 Points

Syzygium australe - photo
Ken Knight, 2016 - Rancho La Patera and Stow House


102 feet tall, 40 foot canopy
133 inches in girth
245 Points

Taxodium distichum - photo
A. Cowley, 2002 - Capital Parkway #173


73 feet tall, 78 foot canopy
239 inches in girth
331 Points

Taxodium mucronatum - photo
Michelle Matthews, Oscar J. Sanchez, 2017 - Kuruvungna Springs


152 feet tall, 75 foot canopy
366 inches in girth
537 Points

Thuja plicata - photo
Michael Edward Kauffmann, 2019 - Arcata Community Forest - Jacoby Creek


72 feet tall, 52 foot canopy
106 inches in girth
191 Points

Tilia americana - photo
G. Brittner, 1994 - Sacramento


55 feet tall, 113 foot canopy
197 inches in girth
280 Points

Tipuana tipu - photo
Randy Baldwin, Ken Knight and Mark Wilson, 2017 - Goleta


105 feet tall, 60 foot canopy
133 inches in girth
253 Points

Torreya californica - photo
Culver Family, 2013 - Big Basin State Park


Tsuga heterophylla
WESTERN HEMLOCK
National Champion
Co-Champion

272 feet tall, 40 foot canopy
238 inches in girth
520 Points

Tsuga heterophylla - photo
M.D. Vaden, 2011 - Northern California


113 feet tall, 44 foot canopy
277 inches in girth
401 Points

A. Miller, 1990 - Alpine County


89 feet tall, 68 foot canopy
173 inches in girth
279 Points

Ulmus americana - photo
Richard Gessner, 2015 - San Jose, CA


108 feet tall, 119 foot canopy
536 inches in girth
674 Points

Umbellularia californica - photo
A. Cowley, 2004 - Mendocino County


59 feet tall, 35 foot canopy
138 inches in girth
205 Points

Vachellia xanthophloea - photo
Stephanie Shigematsu, 2014 - San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Thorntree Patio


Washingtonia filifera
CALIFORNIA FAN PALM
National Champion
Co-Champion

85 feet tall, 19 foot canopy
119 inches in girth
209 Points

Washingtonia filifera - photo
Robert Van Pelt and Arthur Lee Jacobson, 1997 - Sacramento Capitol Grounds


Washingtonia filifera
CALIFORNIA FAN PALM
National Champion
Co-Champion

67 feet tall, 18 foot canopy
141 inches in girth
212 Points

Washingtonia filifera - photo
Robert Van Pelt and Arthur Lee Jacobson, 1997 - Capital Park


Xylosma congesta
SHINY XYLOSMA
National Champion

32 feet tall, 18 foot canopy
53 inches in girth
89 Points

Xylosma congesta - photo
Jan C. Scow, 2020 - Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, San Dimas, CA


Yucca brevifolia
JOSHUA TREE
National Champion
Co-Champion

29 feet tall, 24 foot canopy
89 inches in girth
124 Points

Yucca brevifolia - photo
Martin Williams, 2015 - Mojave National Preserve


Yucca brevifolia
JOSHUA TREE
National Champion
Co-Champion

38 feet tall, 21 foot canopy
82 inches in girth
125 Points

Yucca brevifolia - photo
Martin Williams, 2015 - Mojave National Preserve


32 feet tall, 38 foot canopy
118 inches in girth
160 Points

Yucca gloriosa - photo
A. Cowley, 1998 - Huntington Beach


Yucca schidigera
MOHAVE YUCCA
National Champion

28 feet tall, 6 foot canopy
63 inches in girth
92 Points

Yucca schidigera - photo
Martin Williams, 2015 - Mojave National Preserve


57 feet tall, 37 foot canopy
169 inches in girth
235 Points

Zelkova serrata - photo
Denice Britton and Chad Dykstra, 2017 - Placerville