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Champion trees photo library

Tulip tree

Montgomery County's largest tree. This tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is close to 100" in diameter at breast height and totals 424 points. Though the mighty base of the tree appears healthy, the champion's canopy is in poor condition. The size of this tree is an indication of its age and seniority. This tree is in the twilight of its many decades.

English Elm

Goshen Elm, an English Elm (Ulmus procera) Maryland's only Millennium tree, in Gaithersburg, MD at the Goshen Elm Neighborhood Conservation Park 236" circumference.

Turkey Vultures

Two turkey vultures enjoying a sweeping panoramic view of Olney from Montgomery County's largest tree.

Northern Catalpa tree

Northern Catalpa or Cigar tree (Catalpa speciosa) State Champion tree in Darnestown, MD near the intersection of MD Route 28 and Seneca Road, 217" circumference.

Sycamore tree

One of many large Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) trees awaiting you along the banks of the Potomac River.

Ginkgo Biloba tree

Two county co-champion Ginkgo biloba trees stand on either side of the historic John Poole House in Poolesville, MD.

Basswood tree

County Champion Basswood (Tilia americana) on the grounds of the Audubon Naturalist Society's Woodend Mansion, 166" circumference.

National Champion White Oak tree

The National Champion White Oak (Quercus alba) and State tree of Maryland in Wye Mill, Talbot County, Maryland, 375" circumference.

Silver Maple tree

Potential County Champion Silver Maple on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Lock 26 near Dickerson Conservation Park.

Tulip tree

Notable Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipfera) at the historic Sandy Spring Friends Meetinghouse, 250" circumference.

Northern Red Oak tree

Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) on the grounds of the Historic Seminary District, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, County co-champion, 182" circumference.

"Bicentennial" Sycamore tree

A Historic tree in a Historic Setting, Brooksville's "Bicentennial" Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) proudly stood in 1776, and today still stands straight and tall, a sentinal of our nation's maturing history.

Date of last update: July 8, 2010