Big Tree Program

New Mexico's Big Tree Program tracks the largest recorded trees found throughout the state.  Along with a rich history and culture, New Mexico is one of the most ecologically diverse states in the nation, encompassing five of the eleven USDA Climate Zones.  For this reason, we have a very diverse population of trees that is showcased by our nine National Champions!

In New Mexico we value our heritage, our people, and our natural environment.  By showcasing “Big Trees”, we celebrate them as symbols of strength, durability, and the quality of life that we provide for the citizens of our state.   

NM State Forestry Division encourages sustainable forest management and community tree care to grow "Big Trees" of the future.


NM State Champ Ponderosa Pine (Catron Co.)

 Rio Grande Cottonwood Tree

NM State CHAMP Rio Grande Cottonwood (Bernalillo Co.)

For information on measuring and nominating a Big Tree, complete the National Nomination Form and submit to:

New Mexico Big Tree Program

EMNRD Forestry Division

1220 South St. Francis Drive

Santa Fe, NM  87505

Phone: 505-476-3332

Visit New Mexico's Champion Tree list

Visit the National Big Tree Register

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