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