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  • NH Big Tree Program What is it and how can you help! American Elm Deborah Goard UNH Cooperative Extension November 12, 2010
  • NH Big Tree Program Purpose
    • To locate the most outstanding examples of the various tree species which grow in New Hampshire
    • To obtain the cooperation of the tree owners to protect and preserve specimens as landmarks for future generations to enjoy
    • To stimulate interest in and greater appreciation for trees as a natural resource
    Peach Willow
  • NH Big Tree Program State
    • Sponsors
      • UNH Cooperative Extension
      • Division of Forests & Lands
      • Natural Resource Stewards Program
    • Currently ~ 322 trees (91 species)
    • An additional 35 trees (17 species) not recognized by National Program
    • County champions
    • State champions
    Gray birch
  • NH Big Tree Program National
    • National champions in NH
      • Balsam Poplar : Cheshire 2008
      • Eastern white Pine : Cheshire 2008
      • Pitch Pine* : Bradford 1999
      • Sweet/Black Birch : Hillsborough 1961
    * Denotes co-champion Eastern white pine
  • NH Big Tree Program How does it work?
    • Nominations
    • Measurements
    • Database
    White ash
  • NH Big Tree Program Nominations
    • Anyone can nominate a big tree
    • Identify the species of tree as best you can.
    • Using a tape measure, measure the circumference of the trunk in inches at 4 1/2 feet off the ground.
    • Compare your circumference measurement to the same species of tree in the NH Big Tree Listings.
    • If the circumference of the tree you measured exceeds or is close in size to a tree of the same species on the listing, click here .
    Honeylocust
  • NH Big Tree Program Nominations online
  • NH Big Tree Program Measurements
    • How to measure
      • Circumference (in)
      • Height (ft)
      • Crown spread (ft)
    • Add up points
      • Circumference (in) + Height (ft) + ¼ Crown Spread (ft) = Score
  • NH Big Tree Program Database
  • NH Big Tree Program GIS
  • NH Big Tree Program GIS
  • NH Big Tree Program GIS
  • NH Big Tree Program Website http://extension.unh.edu/Forestry/BigTree.htm
  • NH Big Tree Program National http://www.americanforests.org/resources/bigtrees/
  • NH Big Tree Program Contacts
    • Mary Tebo – UNH Cooperative Extension
    • Carolyn Page – Program Coordinator
    • Attend a training session
    Black Oak