The categories of famous and
historic trees which the Michigan Forest Association has
adopted as established criteria for selection are as
Trees associated with notable people.
Trees associated with the development of the nation.
Trees associated with eminent educators and educational
Trees associated with art and artists, literature and writers,
law, music, science and the cultural life of the state.
Trees associated with churches and religion.
Trees associated with early forestry and conservation.
Trees with distinctive scenic and esthetic associations.
Trees historic or famous because of unusual size or age. Most
trees in this category will already be on record in The American
Forestry Association's Social Register of Big Trees, which includes
the largest reported living specimens of native and naturalized
trees of the United States. The Michigan Botanical Club runs a
similar program in Michigan.
Trees that have gained prominence due to unusual form or
It was Michigan's trees that brought her fame and fortune in the
1870's when enough white pine was cut to pave a path from earth to
the moon. Since our trees contribute so much to our cultural and
physical well-being, it is only fitting and proper that we honor
them. Copies of the Michigan's Famous and Historic Trees booklet can
be purchased from the Michigan Forest Association by contacting
Executive Director at:
Michigan Forest Association
6120 South Clinton Trail Eaton Rapids, MI 48827