History of the NH Big Tree Program
Trees have played an integral role in our state' from the days when "mast pines" were harvested for the British Navy to our current forests that still drive our economy today. In an effort to find, record, and recognize some of these magnificent individual trees, the New Hampshire Big Tree Program was started in 1950. The list of recorded champions now includes more than 700 giants of their kind. Natural Resources Stewards Program hosts the Big Tree Team where volunteers help identify, measure, and record these big trees at the state, county and national levels. The Big Tree Program is sponsored by
The NH Big Tree program cooperates with the National Register of Big Trees through American Forests. For more information on the National Register of Big Trees.