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Measuring Trees



Tree measurements and point scores follow the procedure for Nomination of a Tree to the Florida Champion Tree Record.


Measurements include:


  • Trunk circumference, in inches, at 4 ½ feet above average ground level.
  • Height in feet.
  • Crown spread diameter in feet.


Points are given as follows:


  • Circumference – 1 point per inch.
  • Height – 1 point per foot.
  • Average crown spread – 1 point per 4 feet.