Big Trees of Crawford County

There are some big trees out there in Crawford County and we’re looking for the biggest!

Locating a tree to nominate is the first task in the nomination process. The easiest way to do this is to keep your eyes open when outside! Keep in mind that not all champions are giants. Look for both naturalized and native species, as well as shrub species. Below is the list of species we’re looking for.

Searching for a specific tree species may be a good way to begin your big tree search. There are several books that can provide information to help with identification. Your local forester may also help. You will also need the current register to see how your tree measures up to the current champion. Keep in mind that current champs can be “dethroned” and that there are several species without a county champion. You may also have a state champ Big Tree. If your tree measures up we can also submit it for the Pennsylvania Big Tree Register.

A nomination form must be filled out for each nominated tree. Information that is required includes:

  • Circumference in inches at 4-1/2 feet above the ground
  • Height in feet
  • Crown spread in feet
  • Common and scientific name
  • Date measured and by whom
  • Exact location (include map)
  • Owner’s name and address
  • Nominator’s name and address
  • Any additional information
  • Photograph, if possible

A “How-To Measure A Big Tree” is included with each download of our nomination form.

To see some of our current champs be sure to check out the picture gallery or just click on the picture link for each tree.

If you think your tree measures up and don’t want to measure it yourself, let us know and we’ll come out to measure it for you!

To nominate your big tree call (814) 763-2545 or (814) 763-5269.

Crawford County Big Tree Nomination Application

Click Here for the Big Trees of Crawford County Photo Album

Species (common name) Latin name LANDOWNER CIRCUM HEIGHT CROWN POINTS DATE MEAS. PIC Y/N
Box Elder Acer negundo VACANT
Red Maple Acer rubrum David Yasenchack 140″ 98′ 87′ 260.0 7/9/06 N
Acer rubrum Allegheny College 139″ 94′ 88′ 256.0 6/10/09 Y
Acer rubrum J. Hennip 129″ 93′ 79′ 242.0 5/30/07 Y
Silver Maple Acer saccharinum Linda Dudek 228″ 89′ 94′ 341.0 6/14/07 Y
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum Jason Pears 173″ 79′ 62′ 270.0 10/1/06 N
Acer saccharum Army Corp of Engineers 117″ 109′ 58′ 241.0 7/18/05 Y
Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum Allegheny College 128″ 67′ 44′ 206.0 7/20/05 Y
Serviceberry Amelanchier spp. Joe Goertz & Denise Hudson 51″ 69′ 25′ 126.0 7/16/10 Y
Amelanchier spp. Guy& Wilma Dunkle 49″ 47′ 37′ 104.0 2/10/09 Y
Yellow Birch Betula alleghaniensis John Hennip 129″ 63′ 44′ 203.0 6/5/07 Y
Sweet Birch Betula lenta VACANT
Paper Birch Betula papyrifera Lisa McQuiston 91″ 70′ 57′ 175.0 5/20/09 Y
American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana VACANT
Bitternut Hickory Carya cordiformis M. Simmons 112″ 97′ 53′ 222.5 6/30/08 Y
Pignut Hickory Carya glabra David Yasenchack 100″ 99′ 47′ 211.0 7/9/06 N
Shagbark hickory Carya ovata Black Ash Sportsman’s 81″ 85′ 45′ 177.5 9/11/08 Y
Carya ovata Jeffrey & Janet Peters 99″ 51′ 55.5′ 163.5 5/20/09 Y
American Chestnut Castanea dentata VACANT
Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollisima Jeffrey & Janet Peters 121″ 48′ 67′ 186.0 5/20/09 Y
Catalpa Catalpa bignonioides D. Outlaw 210″ 60′ 70′ 287.5 7/24/06 N
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Calvin Ernst 20″ 14′ 13′ 37.5 6/14/07 Y
White Cedar Chamaecyparis thyoides Dale Cummings 104″ 59′ 44′ 174.0 5/18/06 Y
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida VACANT
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana VACANT
American Beech Fagus grandifolia Heidi Moorehead 127″ 67′ 68′ 211.0 11/16/05 N
White Ash Fraxinus americana Wm. & Marian Ulrich 201″ 88′ 96′ 312.5 11/16/05 Y
Black Ash Fraxinus nigra VACANT
Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica VACANT
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos VACANT
Butternut Juglans cinerea Ed Knuff 172″ 91′ 98′ 287.5 11/16/05 Y
Black Walnut Juglans nigra Mark & Wendy Nickerson 158″ 76′ 78′ 253.5 6/22/09 Y
Juglans nigra Deni Debaise 150″ 79′ 83′ 250.0 11/16/05 Y
Juglans nigra J. Peterson 127″ 75′ 71′ 219.5 6/30/08 Y
Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana VACANT
European Larch Larix decidua D. Steadman 113″ 57′ 67′ 187.0 9/11/08 Y
Japanese Larch Larix kaempferi J. Hennip 82″ 92′ 27′ 181.0 6/10/09 Y
American Larch Larix laricina VACANT
Sweetgum Liquidambar stryraciflua VACANT
Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Greendale Cemetery 128″ 119′ 80.5′ 267.0 11/16/09 Y
Liriodendron tulipifera Karlin Marsh 106″ 116′ 69′ 239.0 2/10/09 Y
Liriodendron tulipifera Bruce Stephens 111″ 97′ 63′ 224.0 10/9/07 Y
Liriodendron tulipifera Karlin Marsh 109″ 102′ 49′ 223.5 2/10/09 Y
Liriodendron tulipifera Bob Wright 109″ 87′ 61′ 211.0 6/14/07 Y
Cucumber Magnolia Magnolia acuminata Greendale Cemetery 101″ 103′ 44′ 215.0 11/16/09 Y
Magnolia acuminata Tom & Susan McGlynn 93″ 94′ 68.5′ 204.0 7/14/10 Y
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica Greendale Cemetery 78″ 102′ 41′ 190.3 11/16/09 Y
Hop-hornbeam Ostrya virginiana Unknown 45″ 61′ 31′ 114.0 5/18/06 N
Norway Spruce Picea abies John Brown Heritage Assoc 135″ 95′ 57′ 244.0 7/14/10 Y
Picea abies Cheryl Shipley 112″ 102′ 53′ 227.0 6/14/07 Y
Picea abies Pam Marburger 111″ 95′ 61′ 221.0 5/18/06 N
White Spruce Picea glauca VACANT
Colorado Blue Spruce Picea pungens VACANT
Red Pine Pinus resinosa Allegheny College 65″ 75′ 37′ 149.0 6/11/09 Y
Pitch Pine Pinus rigida VACANT
Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus Randolph Township 185″ 71′ 92′ 279.0 6/14/07 Y
Pinus strobus Mark & Wendy Nickerson 111″ 83′ 38′ 203.5 6/22/09 Y
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris Orla Troyer Jr. 74″ 53′ 46′ 138.5 9/11/08 Y
Virginia Pine Pinus virginiana VACANT
Sycamore Platanus occidentalis French Creek Conservancy 217″ 120′ 109′ 364.0 11/16/05 Y
Platanus occidentalis John Anderson 221″ 110′ 116′ 360.0 11/16/05 Y
Platanus occidentalis Jeffrey & Janet Peters 178″ 110′ 84′ 309.0 5/20/09 Y
Platanus occidentalis Allegheny College 137″ 116″ 81′ 273.0 7/20/05 Y
Cottonwood Populus deltoides Bonnie Boylan 214″ 107′ 98′ 345.5 11/16/05 Y
Bigtooth Aspen Populus grandidentata VACANT
Quaking Aspen Populus tremuloides VACANT
Black Cherry Prunus serotina John Reese 175″ 88′ 72′ 281.0 7/14/10 Y
Prunus serotina David Yasenchack 139″ 108′ 61′ 262.0 5/18/06 N
Prunus serotina Greendale Cemetery 101″ 89′ 53′ 203.0 11/16/09 Y
Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii VACANT
White Oak Quercus alba J. Donald Lundell 242″ 87′ 108′ 356.0 6/14/07 Y
Quercus alba Denny Atkin 208′ 99′ 105′ 333.0 1/17/06 N
Quercus alba Cochranton Elem. School 243″ 61′ 78′ 323.5 8/23/04 Y
Quercus alba Bob Wright 159″ 98′ 89′ 279.0 6/14/07 Y
Chestnut Oak Quercus montana Allegheny College 99″ 75′ 72′ 192.0 6/11/09 Y
Pin Oak Quercus palustris Allegheny College 96″ 87′ 74′ 201.5 6/11/09 Y
Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra* Ronald Bauer 237″ 125′ 82′ 382.5 8/23/04 Y
Quercus rubra* Conneaut Lake Park 229″ 127′ 94′ 379.5 8/23/04 Y
Quercus rubra¬† Black Ash Sportsman’s 185″ 89′ 91′ 297.0 9/11/08 Y
Quercus rubra¬† Guy & Wilma Dunkle 178″ 97′ 88′ 297.0 2/10/09 Y
Black Oak Quercus velutina Greendale Cemetery 87″ 105′ 46′ 203.5 11/16/09 Y
Quercus velutina West Mead Twsp. 75″ 78′ 55′ 167.0 6/14/07 Y
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia VACANT
Black Willow Salix nigra * Army Corps of Engineers 324″ 67′ 76′ 410.0 8/23/04 Y
Sassafras Sassafras albidum Mike Lokuta 66″ 82′ 32′ 156.0 8/3/05 N
Baldcypress Taxodium distichum Allegheny College 124″ 69′ 46′ 204.5 6/10/09 Y
American Basswood Tilia americana Allegheny College 113″ 77′ 63′ 207.5 6/11/09 Y
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Cheryl Shipley 156″ 89′ 60′ 260.0 6/14/07 Y
Tsuga canadensis John Hennip 118″ 91′ 41′ 219.0 5/30/07 Y
Tsuga canadensis Allegheny College 100″ 78′ 51′ 191.0 7/20/05 Y
American Elm Ulmus americana VACANT

Updated 7/16/10

* Indicates trees listed with the Pennsylvania Forestry Association ‘Big Trees of Pennsylvania’ publication.