Map Notes


"Prox" in the description means that the pin is at the APPROXIMATE location... if "*" or "~" marks are added, then the location is VERY approximate. No "Prox" means that the tree's exact location is known.

Good tree ID skills will make it easier to find the champ at these locations.

2 or more green pinned trees (of the same species) on map means co-champs.

Guidelines

Trees are scored according to a system that assigns points for:
  • trunk circumference,
  • height,
  • and average spread.
For more information on how to nominate a tree, click here.


Nebraska Champion Tree Register

   Bold-faced type indicates that this tree is also a National Champion.
Nebraska Native?
Common Name
Scientific Name
Circumference (feet)
Height (feet)
Average Spread (feet)
Total Points
Date Nominated
Date Measured
Location
 
Thuja occidentalis 
8.83 
25 
31 
138 
2002 
2002 
 
Fraxinus quadrangulata 
11.17 
73 
74 
226 
2002 
2002 
403 South 9th St., Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 
16.58 
93 
84 
313 
1986 
2000 
3 N of Ponca on Hwy. 12  
Cottonwoodleaf
Fraxinus americana 
14.00 
68 
61 
251.25 
4/20/2006 
10/17/2006 
Youth Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, Geneva 
Cottonwoodleaf
Populus tremuloides 
4.50 
60 
30 
121 
2000 
2000 
Near South Sioux City 
 
Taxodium distichum 
13.00 
56 
57.75 
226 
2000 
2000 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, North end of Maxwell Arboretum  
 
Betula pendula 
6.25 
45 
42 
130 
2002 
2002 
409 Lambrecht St, Beemer 
Cottonwoodleaf
Betula papyrifera 
4.17 
45 
32 
103 
6/14/2006 
6/14/2006 
4 miles south and 2 miles west of Sparks. 100' east of MacAllister trailhead. 
 
Betula nigra 
6.00 
62 
53 
147 
2002 
2002 
3401 Pershing, Lincoln 
Cottonwoodleaf
Acer negundo 
12.92 
57 
48 
224 
1997 
1999 
4 miles North of Long Pine 
Cottonwoodleaf
Aesculus glabra 
9.3 
63
62.6 
179 
1989 
2014
408 West Dayton, Cedar Rapids  
 
Juglans cinerea 
5.42 
56 
40 
130 
2002 
2002 
Gilman Park (SE of pool), Pierce? 
 
Juglans cinerea 
4.67 
61 
44 
123 
2005 
2005 
Steamboat Trace Trail 
 
Catalpa speciosa 
16.8
94.5
74
313
2012
2013
7301 Maple St. Omaha
Cottonwoodleaf
Prunus serotina 
10.17 
62 
57 
198 
2001 
2002 
Honey Creek School 1 mile south and 1 miles east of Peru  
 
Castanea dentata 
12.33 
80 
60 
243 
2000 
2000 
Chestnut Grove, Arbor Lodge State Park, Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Prunus virginiana 
4.42 
45 
20 
103 
2003 
2003 
St. John?s Catholic Church, 371 Skyway Dr., Lincoln 
Cottonwoodleaf
Gymnocladus dioicus 
10.75 
68 
72.5 
215 
1986 
1986 
9 miles south and 1 mile west of Leigh 
Cottonwoodleaf
Populus deltoides 
36.75 
88 
108 
565 
2013 
2013 
10 miles northeast of Beatrice
 
Malus spp 
7.58 
57 
55 
162 
2000 
2000 
Metro Community College ? Fort Omaha, West of Bldg 10, east side of parking lot  
 
Malus spp 
8.92 
40 
52 
160 
2000 
1999 
13th & N. St., Auburn 
Cottonwoodleaf
Ulmus americana 
17.00 
98 
82 
322 
2000 
2000 
618 north 6th St., Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Ulmus thomasii 
5.08 
53 
54 
128 
2001 
2002 
Ponca State Park 
 
Ulmus pumila 
17.00 
88 
66 
310 
2003 
2003 
University of Nebraska, 40th and Holdredge, Lincoln 
 
Ulmus pumila 
16.75 
89 
74 
309 
2000 
2000 
6 miles west & 0.75 miles North of Morse Bluff  
 
Ulmus rubra 
17.00 
87 
73 
309 
2003 
2003 
415 West 2nd St., Wayne 
 
Abies concolor 
9.50 
61 
35 
184 
2003 
2004 
6100 Northern Hills Dr, Omaha 
 
Abies concolor 
11.08 
40 
40 
183 
1985 
1999 
4.5 miles east and 4.75 miles north Falls City  
 
Pseudotsugo menziesii 
8.50 
81 
30 
191 
2005 
2005 
deceased and removed
 
Pseudotsugo menziesii 
9.50 
65 
46 
190 
1995 
2000 
Arbor Lodge State Park, Nebraska City 
 
Ginkgo biloba 
12.33 
52 
63 
215 
1981 
1999 
Raymond Yost property, Nebraska City 
 
Ginkgo biloba 
10.75 
70 
50 
212 
2000 
2000 
Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St., Omaha  
 
Koelreuteria paniculata 
3.00 
27 
52 
76 
2002 
2002 
523 North 4th, Beatrice 
Cottonwoodleaf
Celtis occidentalis 
13.08 
90 
86 
269 
6/23/2004 
6/23/2004 
Four miles north of Talmage 
Cottonwoodleaf
Celtis occidentalis 
15.00 
63 
81 
263.25 
4/25/2005 
8/1/2005 
Half mile north and 5.75 miles east of Tekamah 
 
Crataegus spp 
3.30 
28 
36 
77 
2002 
2002 
Gary Johnson, 2 miles south and west of Beemer 
Cottonwoodleaf
Carya cordiformis 
9.83 
89 
68 
224 
1995 
2000 
Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Carya ovata 
7.58 
95 
56 
200 
2005 
2005 
35-8-14 (NE 0.25 and N 0.5 of SE 0.25, Nebraska City ) 
Cottonwoodleaf
Gleditsia triacanthos 
14.50 
85 
63 
275 
2002 
2002 
3256 Holdrege St, Lincoln 
Cottonwoodleaf
Ostrya virginiana 
4.00 
41 
36 
98 
2000 
2000 
1 mile south, 3 miles east of Wymore 
 
Aesculus hippocastanum 
9.25 
59 
36 
179 
1987 
2000 
731 N. Main Street, West Point  
Cottonwoodleaf
Juniperus scopulorum 
13.08 
28 
31.5 
192 
1994 
2000 
Buffalo Creek Wildlife Management Area near Minatare 
 
Larix spp 
8.58 
58 
60 
176 
1981 
1999 
Miller Park, Omaha 
Cottonwoodleaf
Tilia americana 
20.75 
55 
73 
322 
2002 
2002 
Boone Central School, Albion 
 
Robinia pseudoacacia 
15.33 
60 
57.5 
259 
2003 
2003 
214 North 14th, Fort Calhoun 
 
Magnolia x soulangiana 
4.33 
32 
34 
92.5 
2002 
2002 
1005 5th St., Peru 
 
Acer ginnala 
3.42 
29 
24 
87 
2005 
2005 
1520 15th St., Auburn 
 
Acer ginnala 
3.30 
15 
26 
62 
2002 
2002 
Gilman Park, Pierce 
 
Acer platanoides 
12.50 
70 
77 
239 
2002 
2002 
1565 South St., Blair 
 
Acer rubrum 
8.67 
75 
60 
194 
2002 
2002 
Arbor Lodge, Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Acer glabrum 
1.33 
16 
23.5 
38 
1998 
1998 
Seven miles north and 13 miles east of Harrison 
Cottonwoodleaf
Acer saccharinum 
22.50 
100 
118 
400 
2002 
2002 
Chautauqua Park (North of Grable), Beatrice 
 
Acer saccharum 
12.08 
56 
77 
220 
2001 
2002 
703 14th St., Auburn 
Cottonwoodleaf
Morus rubra; M. alba 
21.92 
49 
76 
331 
1978 
2000 
Oak Leaf Farm, 2 miles North & 3 miles East of Wahoo 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus velutina 
16.75 
82 
72 
301 
1980 
2000 
1.25 miles west and 0.5 mile south of Barada 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus macrocarpa 
18.00 
70 
104.5 
312 
2005 
2005 
1607 Hancock St., Bellevue 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus muehlenbergii 
13.08 
70 
67 
244 
2000 
2000 
South of Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus prinoides 
3.25 
25 
20 
69 
2001 
2001 
2 miles south and 1 mile west of Salem 
 
Quercus robur 
12.42 
55 
50 
267 
1985 
1999 
Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St., Omaha 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus rubra 
15.42 
85 
80 
290 
1982 
2000 
1445 North Nye St., Fremont 
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus rubra 
15.50 
80 
87 
288 
2002 
2002 
NW Corner of 34th and Starr, Lincoln 
 
Quercus palustris 
15.17 
80 
85 
283 
2002 
2002 
5647 Florence Blvd., Omaha 
 
Quercus imbricaria 
7.17 
62 
48 
161 
2004 
2005 
East of Cather Pound Hall, 17th St.(UNL City Campus, Lincoln) 
 
Quercus bicolor 
13
68
97
249
2014
2014
Elmwood Park, Omaha
Cottonwoodleaf
Quercus alba 
11.25 
59 
72 
212 
1995 
1999 
212 Chestnut St., Johnson 
 
Maclura pomifera 
17.50 
57 
76 
286 
2003 
2003 
4.75 miles SE and 0.75 mile E of the sawmill on the East edge of Table Rock 
 
Sophora japonica 
9.83 
79 
39 
207 
2000 
2000 
Arbor Lodge State Park, Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Asimina triloba 
2.0 
35 
15 
63 
2012 
2013 
6 miles north of Peru, on the Steamboat Trace Trail 
 
Pyrus calleryana 
8.33 
42 
36 
151 
2003 
2005 
Valparaiso 
 
Carya illinoensis 
9.33 
98 
92 
233 
2005 
8/1/2006 
1 block south of Bungee Grain Elevator, Brownville 
 
Pinus nigra 
9.75 
65 
53 
195 
1995 
2000 
1616 First Corso, Nebraska City 
 
Pinus strobus 
11.33 
80 
72 
233 
1995 
1999 
West 21st St. and NE 8, Steele Cemetery west of Falls City 
 
Pinus banksiana 
4.92 
72 
24 
137 
2005 
2005 
NE corner of Oak Bowl, Peru - Tree 1 
 
Pinus banksiana 
4.83 
72 
24 
136 
2005 
2005 
NE corner of Oak Bowl, Peru - Tree 2 
 
Pinus banksiana 
5.42 
64 
24 
135 
2005 
2005 
NE corner of Oak Bowl, Peru - Tree 3 
Cottonwoodleaf
Pinus flexilis 
6.00 
62 
42 
145 
2002 
2002 
Kimball City Park, Kimball 
 
Pinus cembroides 
2.50 
25 
16 
59 
2005 
2005 
1313 Cedar, Sidney 
 
Pinus sylvestris 
14.08 
52 
72.6 
239 
1988 
2000 
deceased and removed 
 
Populus alba 
16.42 
115 
89 
334 
1981 
2002 
423 West 11th St, Fremont 
Cottonwoodleaf
Cercis canadensis 
5.75 
32 
34 
110 
2001 
2002 
300 California, Peru 
Cottonwoodleaf
Juniperus virginiana 
9.08 
71 
34 
189 
1996 
2000 
Peru, NE from Julian Corner, Hwy 75, 1 mile North to Road "R", 2 miles East 
 
Elaeagnus angustifolia 
11.00 
49 
40 
191 
2002 
2002 
Hairpin River Ranch (6.5 miles west of Marsland) 
 
Picea pungens 
10.00 
72 
33 
200 
2002 
2002 
Admin Bldg, Chadron State College, Chadron 
 
Picea abies 
12.25 
79 
55 
240 
1998 
2000 
Nebraska Masonic Home, 14th Street and Ave C., Plattsmouth 
 
Picea glauca 
6.42 
50 
32 
160 
2005 
2005 
Shubert, Prairie Union Baptist Church Cemetery 
 
Liquidambar styraciflua 
5.33 
74 
31 
146 
1995 
2000 
Arbor Lodge State Park, Nebraska City 
Cottonwoodleaf
Platanus occidentalis 
18.08 
88 
112 
333 
1980 
1999 
1 mile west and 0.25 South of Brownville 
 
Ailanthus altissima 
16.25 
55 
54.5 
267 
2004 
2005 
Henry Doorly Zoo, NW of the Pachyderm Exhibit, Omaha 
Cottonwoodleaf
Juglans nigra 
18
101
97
341
2014
2014
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum, Nebraska City
Cottonwoodleaf
Salix nigra 
12.83 
74 
74 
247 
1988 
2000 
4 miles North on 513 Ave, 20 miles East of O'Neill on Co. Rd. 59, South side bridge along Verdigre Creek  
 
Salix babylonica 
17.17 
97 
58 
317.5 
1988 
1999 
San Francisco Golf, 1st driveway on the west side of Hwy 183, South of Niobrara River  
 
Liriodendron tulipifera 
12.50 
59 
73 
227 
1991 
2000 
404 North Osborn Street, Oakland 
 
Liridendron tulipifera 
10.50 
84 
54 
223 
2002 
2002 
Arbor Lodge, Nebraska City 

NOTE: Some exact dates of nomination/measurement are unavailable. Only the year of nomination/measurement has been listed in these cases.