Hyattsville Champions

What Makes a Tree a Champion? 

Champion Trees are the oldest and largest of their kind within a given area. They're evaluated on their height, crown size, and trunk circumference. 

In the spring of 2018, the City invited residents to nominate trees around town as Hyattsville Champions. With permission from private property owners, the City's Arborist was then able to measure the nominees, so that the City could recognize its Champions at the 2018 Arbor Day Celebration in the Emerson Street Food Forest. 

Below is the list of the 2018 Hyattsville Champions, ranked by total tree points. To learn more about tree points, crown points, and what makes a Champion a champion, visit www.mdbigtrees.com.

                                                 Hyattsville Champions of 2018

Tree Species
Circumference (in inches)
Height (in feet) 
Total Crown Points
Total Tree Points
Elm, English
194
96
27
317
Oak, Willow
177.6
106
23
306
Oak, Pin
153.6
120
26
300
Oak, Scarlet
174
94
17
285
Oak, Southern Red
162
94
14
270
Oak, Black
152.4
88
21
261
Oak, Scarlet
162
76
22
260
Oak, White
138
100
19
257
Oak, Willow
138
90
23
251
Oak, Southern Red
140.4
86
18
244
Elm, American
133.2
83
17
233
Poplar, Tulip
129.6
82
20
232
Beech, American
109.2
92
24
226
Oak, Scarlet
126
78
20
224
Oak, Southern Red
109.2
92
17
219
Linden, American
156
43
17
216
Pine, White
102
85
13
200
Maple, Silver
108
65
12
185
Sycamore, American
84
74
10
168
Beech
89
60
18
167
Magnolia, Southern
102
52
13
167
Sweet Gum
81.6
65
10
156
Fir, Douglas
65
60
7
132
Magnolia, Southern
42
40
7
89