Click here to download a copy of the 2010 Indiana Big Tree State Champions book. The 2015 book will soon be available.
For Big Trees of the Future ....
Do Not "Top" Trees!
TREES Inc. keeps a registry
of the biggest trees known of each native species in Vigo County.
Listed in this booklet
are those we've learned of to date.
But, you may know of larger ones.
If you have a big tree candidate please submit it on line here
Keep the beautiful forests of Vigo County litter free.
Trees and people need each other.
"Topping" is the worst thing you can do for the health of your tree.
Any tree that is topped is permanently disfigured. Topping destroys a tree's natural canopy.
It can never recover from topping to grow into a champion tree.
Big Tree State Champions 2015
American Beech, American Wild Plum, Black Locust, Black Oak, Blue Ash, Eastern Cottonwood, Gray Birch, Green Ash, Hackberry, Paw Paw, Prairie Crabapple, Swamp White Oak, Tamarack, Virginia Pine,
Jane Creedon of the Terre Haute Parks Dept. accepted the awards for the Prairie Crabapple, the Gray Birch, the Blue Ash, and the Black Oak.
Gary Behan and Brad Pugh of the Country Club of Terre Haute receive the award for the champion Green Ash.
Receiving the award for Big Tree State Champion Eastern Cottonwood was Penny Phelps.
Receiving the award for the champion Hackberry are Steve and Jackie Silver.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Latta receive the award for the Swamp White Oak.
Also, receiving awards were Dave and Cheryl Webster for their American Wild Plum and Sandra Landes for the Black Locust.
Adam Grossman accepts the award on behalf of the Vigo County Parks Department for the champion Paw Paw.
Dr. Dave Grabowski accepts teh award for the Virginia Pine at St. Mary of the Woods College.
The award for the Tamarack was presented to Sister Rose Ann Eaton representing The Sisters of Providence.
Frank Belfi accepts the award for the American Beech.
Big Tree County Champions
Brad Pugh of the Country Club of Terre Haute receives the awards for the Ohio Buckeye, Sweetgum, Bitternut Hickory, and Sassafras trees. .
Receiving the award for Big Tree County Champion American Wild Plum is Cheryl Webster.
Dr. Rob Jean, on behalf of St. Mary of the Woods College, accepts the award for the Champion Virginia Pine.
Adam Grossman of the Vigo County Parks Department accepts the award for the Paw Paw located in Prairie Creek Park.
Also, receiving the award for the 2014 County Champion Mockernut Hickory was the Mt. Olive Cemetery.