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2020 Annual Report

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Champion Big Trees

Big Trees is a program of American Forests that identifies and promotes the oldest and largest trees of each species growing in our cities, states and country. These trees have survived for decades and centuries through the harshest of times and deserve recognition for their strength and endurance. Their existence helps promote the many benefits that all trees provide for our community and neighborhoods.

There are six State Champion Big Trees in the Columbus parks system:

Sullivant Gardens - Species: Abies alba, European silver fir 

Nelson Park - Species: Acer campestre, Hedge maple 

Deaf School Park - Species: Betula pendula ‘Dalecarlica’, Dalecarlica European white birch 

Goodale Park - Species: Catalpa ovata, Chinese catalpa, Ulmus carpinifolia, Soothleaf elm

Schiller Park - Species: Fraxinus americana var. biltmoreana, Biltmore ash