State Champion Trees
The Haverford College Arboretum currently boasts nine State Champions, eight of which may be found in or near the Ryan Pinetum.
Champion trees are determined by a point system based on three measurements. One point is given for each inch of the tree’s circumference measured at a height of 41/2 feet, one point is given for each foot of the tree’s height, and a quarter-point is given for each foot of the crown spread. The largest known measured specimen of its genus and species becomes State Champion.
See a current list of champions and other large trees in Pennsylvania at pabigtrees.com.
Our Champion Trees
|Shensi fir, Abies chensiensis||115"||78.5'||63'|
|Farges fir, Abies fargesii||58"||65'||33'|
|Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa||96"||77'||48'|
|Sakhalin spruce, Picea glehnii||79"||48'||44'|
|Black spruce, Picea mariana||72"||39'||39'|
|Siberian spruce, Picea obovata||55"||60.5'||33'|
|Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis||70"||46'||51'|
|Japanese white pine, Pinus parviflora||98"||55'||72'|
|Willow oak, Quercus phellos||210"||94'||129'|