For years, Ohio residents have been helping to locate the largest specimens of native and naturalized trees in the state.
Here are local trees that were recognized in 2011 as being the largest of their kind in the state, using a formula that considers height, circumference and crown:
Kent: 55-foot Sassafras, 78-foot Walnut Butternut.
Spencer Township: 130-foot Eastern Cottonwood.
Medina: 103-foot Swamp Cottonwood.
Granger Township: 120-foot Sugar Maple.
Canton: 45-foot Oneseed Hawthorn, 76-foot Red Pine, 76-foot Blue Spruce.
North Canton: 96-foot Cucumbertree Magnolia (Also identified as largest of its species in the nation in 2011.)
Akron: 93-foot Red Hickory, 163-foot Tuliptree, 108-foot Black Oak (tied with Doylestown).
Bath Township: 87-foot Yellow Birch, 78-foot Tamarack.
Wooster: 39-foot Red Buckeye, 32-foot European Buckthorn, 61-foot Incense-Cedar, 64-foot Noble Fir, 28-foot Washington Hawthorn, 67-foot Western Larch, 58-foot Umbrella Magnolia, 90-foot Swamp Chestnut Oak, 90-foot Jeffrey Pine, 82-foot Ponderosa Pine, 39-foot Sitka Spruce, 84-foot Rocky Mountain White Fir (tied with East Union Township).
Orrville: 125-foot Shagbark.
Doylestown: 110-foot Black Oak (tied with Akron).
East Union Township: 73-foot Rocky Mountain White Fir (tied with Wooster).
To nominate a tree for this year’s Ohio Big Tree contest, visit http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/4806/Default.aspx.