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As the sun sweeps across the sky, Georgia's national champion eastern redcedar delicately shades headstones in Coffee County's Lone Hill Cemetery.

The National Champion Tree of Coffee County, Georgia

April 6, 2015

Trees scatter Coffee County's Lone Hill Cemetery, but Georgia's national champion eastern redcedar surely stands out among the rest--its crown spread reaches the equivalent of a quarter of a football field.

Champion Tree

For cemetery visitors, there's no mistaking this giant. Standing under the legendary redcedar, you're instantly encapsulated by its overwhelming open crown, providing leaves and shade all around you. This large, graceful redcedar grows 57 feet tall with a crown spread of more than 75 feet.

For 75 years, American Forests has identified the country’s largest native trees in order to preserve them and educate the public about their importance. To celebrate, and mark Davey’s 25th year partnering with American Forests, the 2015 National Big Tree Program Calendar features special champion trees from across the country, including Georgia's national champion eastern red cedar tree. 

Do you know a big tree you'd like to see recognized in American Forests' National Big Tree Program? Nominate it here!

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