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01-24-2005, 01:17 PM
Does anybody know if there is a tree of the year? Like we have the perennial plant of the year, etc.. If so, where do I go to find this information?

01-24-2005, 01:24 PM
I'm not sure that there is a tree of the year, but this site had a poll a while ago about people's favorite tree. I believe it was the maple. And the national tree is the Oak. But I dont know anything about tree of the year. If you find out let me know.

Red Maple
01-25-2005, 01:01 AM
Each year the Society of Municipal Arborists selects a Tree of the Year. They just recently picked the 'Chanticleer' Pear as their selection for 2005. Here is a list of some of their past selections.

'Princeton Sentry' Ginkgo 1996

'Ivory Silk' Tree Lilac 1997

Swamp White Oak 1998

'Skyline' Honeylocust 1999

'Redmond' Linden 2000

Bur Oak 2001

'Heritage' River Birch 2002

'Allee' Lacebark Elm 2003

'Autumn Blaze' Maple 2004

'Chanticleer' Pear 2005


Each year, the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum selects and promotes exceptional plants, trees and shrubs.

This year they have chosen the ginko as their Tree of the Year, and the Korean Spirea, Spiraea fritschiana as their Shrub of the Year. The Great Plants program focuses on promoting good selections for sites in the Great Plains states.