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What is the Georgia Champion Tree Program?

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The Georgia Forestry Commission oversees the Champion Tree Program in Georgia. A champion tree is defined as the largest known tree of a particular species. For a tree to be considered it must meet all of the following criteria.

1. The tree must have an erect woody perennial stem, or trunk, at least 9.5 inches in circumference measured 4.5 feet from the ground, with a definitely formed crown of foliage, and be at least 13 feet in total height.

2. To be eligible for the Georgia Champion Tree Program, a species must be recognized as native or naturalized in the continental United States. To determine eligibility, the Georgia Forestry Commission uses Elbert L. Little Jr.'s Checklist of United States Trees (Native and Naturalized), published in 1979 as U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Handbook 541. There are species currently on Georgia?s Champion Tree list not listed in the Handbook because in the past any tree species was accepted. The goal is to remove these species over time as these champions cease to exist. Any naturalized tree species considered invasive will not be considered. A complete list of Georgia invasive trees can be viewed at

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It's a program where Obama chooses an evergreen from Floyd County to decorate the White House lawn for Christmas.
Afterwards it is ground into pulp, and formed into sheets. It then gets rolled onto spools, to supply the White House with toilet tissue in the coming new year.
This is really true, you can bank on it.

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