Hyattsville Champions

What Makes a Tree a Champion? 

Champion Trees are the oldest and largest of their kind within a given area. They're evaluated on their height, crown size, and trunk circumference. 

Have You Seen a Hyattsville Champion Around Town? 

Let us know! You don't even need to own the land on which your tree nomination is located. In fact, many Champions on public lands remain unknown because no one has nominated them yet! So tell us where you think the Hyattsville Champions are by completing the online form here before April 13! The City Arborist will come and assess all the trees in the running, and then we'll award Hyattsville's new Champions at our Arbor Day Celebration on April 28.

Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m.
Emerson Street Food Forest (4515 Emerson Street)

Join us to celebrate our 27th year as a Tree City in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. In addition to recognizing Hyattsville's Champion Trees, we'll be in the Emerson Street Food Forest to celebrate Arbor Day Hyattsville-style! Come help us plant an Arbor Day tree and prepare our Food Forest for a bountiful spring harvest of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more! We'll provide gloves and hand just need to bring the fun! 

Participation can help satisfy the State of Maryland’s Student Service Learning Requirement. For more information and to register, please call (301) 985-5057 or email

Be sure to stay tuned for more Arbor Day 2018 updates!

2018 Champion Trees Flyer and Nomination Form