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This category is for waymarking trees that are exceptional in size or age.
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This category is for waymarking trees that are exceptional in size or age. It can be the biggest tree in your town, or the biggest tree in your County, State, Country, or the whole world. It can also be the second biggest, the third biggest, or any tree of truly exceptional size. Different species are to be judged on their own, so an exceptionally large example of one of the smaller species of tree is also appropriate for this category. Exceptional size can mean either trunk girth, tree height, canopy coverage, or age. The tree must be living; dead trees or manmade treelike structures are not allowed. There are many websites listing exceptional trees for you to find and visit! Examples are: http://www.americanforests.org/resources/bigtrees/ http://www.uark.edu/misc/ents/bigtree/index_bigtree.html
Instructions for Posting a Exceptional Trees Waymark:
1. A photograph of the tree taken by you is required. The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable in the picture.

2. Additional pictures of the tree are optional.

3. Coordinates based on reading your GPS receiver are required. You must use WGS84 datum.

4. A description of the best way to get from a parking area to the tree is required, such as which trail to use, the level of difficulty in getting to the tree, and any special routes or driving requirements to get to the parking area.

5. The existence of the waymark must not encourage people to trespass on private property without permission. If the tree is on private property, and the owner doesn't mind visitors to the tree, the method of getting permission to visit the tree must be spelled out and the owner notified of the existence of the waymark and visiting interest that it could generate. If the owner does not want visitors to the tree, make this clear in the waymark description and the coordinates of a place from which to photograph the tree without having to walk from public to private property must be provided. If the owner doesn't want people visiting the tree, and there is no place from which to get a recognizable photograph of the tree from public property, do not create a waymark for the tree.

6. The girth (circumference) of the tree's largest trunk may be either measured with a tape, estimated, or obtained from a website, brochure, or other reliable source. The measuring should be at a level of about 4½ feet above the ground. If the tree has multiple trunks, only the largest one need be measured. An estimate of the girth may be done by segments measured with outstretched arms and converted to total girth by measuring the reach of your outstretched arms.

7. The height of the tree may be obtained from a website, brochure, or other reliable source, or by estimation. An estimation of the height of the tree can be done by using the diagonal of a square. A diagonal of a square can be made from an ordinary piece of paper by folding the bottom edge of the paper along its right (or left) edge, unfolding again, and drawing a line along the fold. Hold the paper so that the bottom edge of the paper is level and move away from the tree until the top is sighted while looking along the diagonal line. A partner off to the side, holding a clear water bottle with some water in it is useful to help make sure the bottom of the paper is level. Measure the distance to the tree from this point to the tree by measuring with a tape or by pacing and converting your paces to distance in feet. The tree'! s height is this distance added to the height of your eye above the level of the base of the tree.

8. If the tree is on private property and you cannot get permission to visit the tree just to establish a waymark, do not waymark the tree.

9. If the management of this category recognizes a conservation danger related to a waymark, the waymark will be declined.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A closeup picture of your GPS receiver in your hand, with the tree in the background, is required. If the tree is on private property, this closeup photograph with the tree in the background may be taken from the nearest public vantage point without actually going to the tree.
The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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Exceptional TreesDawn Redwood (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides) - Northampton, MA

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The Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, at Smith College is the Massachusetts champion tree. It is located on the campus of Smith College at 10 Elm Street Northampton, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/24/2023

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesEnebro de Cerro Alarcon - Árbol singular C.M. 285 - Navalagamella (Spain)

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Enebro centenario catalogado como ÁRBOL SINGULAR DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID nº285 situado en las cercanías de Navalagamella y Valdemorillo. Centennial juniper catalogued as SINGULAR TREE OF THE COMMUNITY OF MADRID nº285 located in Navalagamella.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Predicador83

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 1/4/2023

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesGingko biloba tree - Verona, Italy

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Two trees on the Piazza Indipendenza are Italian Monuments. The signs next to trees explains that they are + 200 years old. This waymark explains the details of the Gingko biloba tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 12/31/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesShirley's Willow Oak - Charles City, Virginia

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Located behind the "Great House" on Historic Shirley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/29/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesEibe, Taxus Baccata - Hamburg, Germany

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[GER] Eibe, Taxus Baccata - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Yew tree, Taxus Baccata - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 11/24/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesAhuehuete del Buen Retiro - Madrid, España

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Árbol Singular de la Comunidad de Madrid nº. 228 // Singular Tree no. 228 of the Community of Madrid

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xeocach

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 11/11/2022

last visited: 11/28/2022

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Exceptional TreesCamellia sasanqua - Redondela, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Tree 16A in the list, Pazo de Agrelo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/11/2022

last visited: 11/13/2022

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Exceptional TreesTuia xigante do pazo torres de Agrelo - Redondela, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Tree 104A in the list, Pazo de Agrelo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 11/8/2022

last visited: 11/15/2022

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Exceptional TreesLes Séquoia Géants - Brantôme, France

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[EN] Three giant Sequoias in the Jardin des Moines in Brantôme. [FR] Trois Séquoias géants dans le Jardin des Moines à Brantôme.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/1/2022

last visited: 10/31/2022

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Exceptional TreesLe Peuplier Noir - Brantôme, France

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[EN] The Black Poplar rooted in Brantôme has officially been awarded the "Remarkable Tree" label. [FR] Le Peuplier Noir enraciné à Brantôme s'est officiellement vu attribuer le label "Arbre Remarquable".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 11/1/2022

last visited: 10/31/2022

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Exceptional TreesLe séquoia géant de Bourdeilles, France

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[FR] Sequoia géant sur la place de la mairie [EN] Giant Sequoia on the town hall square

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blanko36

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 10/26/2022

last visited: 10/26/2022

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Exceptional TreesMurphy's Majestic Oak - Morgan Hill, CA

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Murphy's Majestic Oak in Morgan Hill, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesZomereik bij Pantarijnschool - Rhenen, the Netherlands

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Majestic oak tree along the Nieuwe Veenendaalseweg at Rhenen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 8/1/2022

last visited: 8/25/2022

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Exceptional TreesFortingall Yew - Perth & Kinross, Scotland

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Yew tree in the churchyard in the small Perthshire village of Fortingall, believed to be the oldest living thing in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/5/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesZomereik op akker bij camping Zuid-Ginkel - Ede, NL

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Monumental oak tree in the middle of a field near the campground Zuid-Ginkel at Ede

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/23/2022

last visited: 12/30/2022

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Exceptional TreesSvalebøgen - Gjerrild, DK

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Stamme med en Omkreds på 12,5M

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Heva

location: Denmark

date approved: 5/19/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesToreiche - Kirberg, RLP, Germany

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350 Jahre alte Eiche / 350 year old oak.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cacher.ella

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 5/8/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesLe Chataignier - Mont-Dol, France

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[EN] This is a chestnut tree over 400 years old planted by Monsignor Thoreau at the time, brother of the Bishop of Dol. [FR] Ceci est un chataîgnier vieux de plus de 400 ans planté par Monseigneur Thoreau à l’époque frère de l'évèque de Dol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 3/23/2022

last visited: 3/23/2022

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Exceptional TreesState Champion Cherrybark Oak Tree - Belknap, IL

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This is the Illinois State Champion of the Cherrybark species.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/4/2022

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesOlivo - Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Olea with more of 200 year

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 2/3/2022

last visited: 11/17/2022

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Exceptional TreesKastanjeboom Kasteel Montfoort - Montfoort, the Netherlands

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150 year old chestnut tree in the middle of the castle grounds in Montfoort

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Becktracker

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 1/9/2022

last visited: 11/19/2022

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Exceptional TreesL’if de la Chapelle Saint Michel - Questembert , France

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Un arbre remarquable situé dans le cimetière de Questembert.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Georgioturino

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 12/22/2021

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesBuckeye Tree - University Park, PA

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This Buckeye tree, in the heart of Nittany Lion territory, is much taller than the average Buckeye tree.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/26/2021

last visited: 11/30/2021

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Exceptional TreesOldest Taxus in De Steeg, Gelderland, Nederland

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The oldest Taxus in the Netherlands

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Heva

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 11/7/2021

last visited: never

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Exceptional TreesZilveresdoorn (Acer saccharinum) 4699 - Waalwijk, NL

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This tree, located in the Wandelpark in Waalwijk, is one of 2 expectional old trees (100+ years) in this park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 11/1/2021

last visited: never

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