The Charlotte News

Patricia Lander and her champion Silver Maple

Since the publication of the last Charlotte Big Trees update in late summer, the Tree Tribe has crowned two new champions: Patricia Lander’s Silver Maple measuring 164 inches in circumference at 826 Carpenter Road, and Matt Donaldson’s Burr Oak measuring 183 inches on Garen Road.

If you have a candidate for champion status, including one for a species not yet on the roster, contact Tree Tribe members Vince Crockenberg or Sue Smith (who is also deputy tree warden) to set up a visit to confirm the tree’s identity and circumference.

The News maintains a complete list of Charlotte’s champion trees on our website. The list will be updated whenever a new champion is certified.