Tree lovers are invited to submit nominations to recognize Hawai'i's largest and finest trees.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is accepting nominations until Tuesday, Dec. 31, for the 2014 National Register of Big Trees.
Across the U.S, the largest trees of their species joined the ranks of the more than 780 national champion trees listed in American Forests' "National Register of Big Trees." More than 40 new champions were crowned across 50 states and the District of Columbia, including six new champions in Hawai'i.
Current Hawai‘i Big Tree champions are this mamane (left) and wiliwili (right) on Hawai‘i Island.
"Hawai'i's Big Tree Competition is proud to announce that our champion, a mamane in Pu'u Wa'awa'a Forest Reserve, has been included in the American Forests 2014 Calendar," said DLNR Forestry Program Manager Sheri S. Mann.
To learn more about Hawai'i's Big Tree Competition or how to nominate a potential champion tree, contact DLNR's new Hawai'i Big Tree coordinator, Nicholas Joly, at (808) 586-0915.
Be ready to also provide the tree's height, circumference, and crown spread measurements.