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Written by Dawn   
Thursday, 12 February 2009 11:09

Michigan Champion Ash Tree

The Annual big tree hunt†is underway. People of all ages can go out and find the biggest trees in Michigan. These trees play a vital role in our history and our environment as living landmarks.

Global ReLeaf of Michigan continued the tradition of the Michigan Big Tree Hunt (MHBTH) in 1993. Prior to that a brilliant botanist named Paul Thompson had been keeping records and hunting down Michiganís big trees since the early forties. His name is listed in the National Register of Big Trees on most of Michiganís 47 national champions. Currently, the Michigan Botanical Club has inherited that job. Global ReLeaf of Michigan hosts the MBTH as a way to get people of all ages out looking at trees and helping find those that are champions. These trees play a vital role in our history and our environment as living landmarks.

With this entry form, the tree you nominate starts on a journey of its own towards possible inclusion in the National Register of Big Trees issued every two years by American Forests. First, it is reviewed by Global ReLeaf of Michigan to see if it is a winner in the biennial Michigan Big Tree Hunt. Winners are announced and certificates and prizes are awarded at a special ceremony. Winners are then forwarded to Dr. Woody Ehrle, Michigan Botanical Club Champion Tree Coordinator for the State of Michgan, for further review and possible inclusion in the State Champion Tree List.

Click here for the Entry Form (requires Adobe Reader)

 

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