Heritage and Notable Trees


Trees Knoxville is working with the City of Knoxville Urban Forestry Division and the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum to develop a data base and mapping project to include existing historic and champion trees of Knox County. Currently there are approximately a dozen notable trees that are mapped with a "purple star.” Points and the attributes appear when the star is clicked. 

TreeKeeper Inventory

If you know of a notable tree in Knox County that is not mapped, it can be reviewed for potential inclusion in the future listing.

Please review and fill out this form: Microsoft Word Doc or PDF Format

The Tennessee Champion Tree Program was initiated in East Tennessee during the 1970s to identify the largest native trees that existed in the eastern part of the state. The program was expanded statewide and over 260 species appeared on the state’s list by 2018. 

The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s Registry of Landmark and Historic Trees of Tennessee and State Champions for West and Middle Tennessee

Knox County’s Champion Trees

University of Tennessee Knoxville Campus Tree Inventory

As part of our efforts to recognize our local notable trees, Trees Knoxville has partnered with Dogwood Arts to highlight these heritage and large trees during the annual Dogwood Arts Festival. Notable trees will be decorated with a pink and green ribbon so that they are easier to locate during the month of April. 

Knoxville and Knox County’s Dogwood Art & Trees Knoxville Heritage Trees 2017