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Cecil County

Big Tree Program

 

 

The Cecil County Forestry Board has developed a list of county trees based on the same parameters as the Maryland Big Tree Program. Beyond determining the biggest (highest-scoring) tree of each species within the county, the list is expanded to include all registered county trees scoring within 70% of the state champion of the species.

 

Pictures of many of the Big Trees are available through a link on the Big Tree Number (leftmost column of the following table). Click on the link to bring up the tree data and photograph.

 

Cecil County Big Trees which are also the State Champion Trees of the species are denoted with an asterisk (*) in the column following Total Points.

 

If a tree is measured to be within 5 points of the champion, the two trees are considered to be co-champions.

 

Tree nomination forms and measurement permission forms are available at the Maryland Big Tree Program

website www.mdbigtrees.com

 

Cecil County Champion Tree List

 

Big Tree

Common Name

Scientific Name

Circumference

Height

Crown

Total

Year

Location

 

 

Number

 

 

 

 

Spread

Points

Measured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ailanthus / Tree of Heaven

Ailanthus altissima

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alder, Hazel

Alnus serrulata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple, Common

Malus sylvestris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2791

Apple, Southern Crab

Malus augustifolia

5 6

34

41.5

110.0

 

2015

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2895

Arborvitae, Eastern

Thuja occidentalis

7 2

68

42

165.0

 

2016

Childs, MD

 

BT-1493

Ash, Green

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

17' 6"

85

94.5

318.6

*

2008

Perryville, MD

 

BT-2729

Ash, White

Fraxinus americana

15 5

110

110

308.0

 

2014

Earlville, MD

 

BT-1957

Aspen, Bigtooth

Populus grandidentata

4' 6"

92

26

152.0

 

2009

 

 

BT-1586

Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum

11' 0"

92

48

236.0

 

2008

Colora, MD

 

BT-1536

Basswood, American

Tilia americana

15 1

80

93.5

285.0

 

2008

Perryville, MD

 

 

Bayberry, Southern

Myrica cerifera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1330

Beech, American

Fagus grandifolia

14' 2"

90

112

288.0

 

2012

Perryville, MD

 

 

Beech, Copper

Fagus sylvatica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-0535

Beech, Weeping

Fagus sylvatica pendula

14'7"

51

74

244.5

*

2017

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1797

Birch, Paper

Betula papyrifera

5' 0"

43

44

114.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1695

Birch, River

Betula nigra

8' 1"

80

82.5

198.0

 

2015

North East, MD

 

BT-1659

Birch, Sweet

Betula lenta

12' 3"

63

93.5

233.0

 

2015

Port Deposit, MD

 

 

Blackhaw

Viburnum prunifolium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2790

Boxelder

Acer negundo

10' 6"

49

70.5

193.0

 

2015

Elkton, MD

 

 

Buckeye, Red

Aesculus pavia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1316

Buckeye, Yellow

Aesculus flava

10' 9"

58

61.5

202.0

 

2010

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1584

Butternut

Juglans cinera

10' 8"

71

56

213.0

 

2008

Colora, MD

 

BT-2007

Catalpa, Northern

Catalpa speciosa

13' 0"

66

55

236.0

 

2009

 

 

 

Catalpa, Southern

Catalpa bignonioides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1792

Cedar, Blue Atlas

Cedrus atlantica

10 4

60

65

200.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2746

Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara

5'0"

44

33.5

112.0

 

2015

Port Deposit, MD

 

BT-2471

Cherry, Black

Prunus serotina

13 1"

80

62.5

253.0

 

2012

Elk Neck State Forest

 

 

Cherry, Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1663

Cherry, Mazzard / Sweet

Prunus avium

16' 10"

56

69.5

275.0

*

2015

Port Deposit, MD

 

BT-2699

Cherry, Weeping

Prunus subhirtella pendula

7 9

41

47.5

146.0

 

2014

Conowingo, MD

 

 

Chestnut, American

Castanea, dentate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1921

Chestnut, Chinese

Castanea mollissima

12'1"

48

69

210.2

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

BT-1920

Chestnut, European Horse

Aesculus hippocastanum

9 1

53

51

175.0

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

BT-1678

Coffeetree, Kentucky

Gymnocladus dioicus

10" 6"

91

70.5

234.6

 

2008

Colora, MD

 

BT-2241

Cottonwood, Eastern

Populus dentoides

10 3

109

54.5

245.0

 

2011

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1776

Japanese Cedar

Cryptomeria japonica

5 10

59

31.5

137.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1650

Japanese False Cypress

Chamaecyparis pisifera

10 8

79

44

218

 

2016

Port Deposit, MD

 

 

Devils-Walkingstick

Aralia spinosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2262

Dogwood, Flowering

Cornus florida

6 4

22

44.5

108

 

2011

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1791

Dogwood, Flowering

Cornus florida

5 9"

26

39

105

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1329

Douglas-Fir, Coast

Pseudotsuga menziesii

9' 11"

88

38

217

 

2012

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1651

Elm, American

Ulmus americana

13' 5"

95

112

284.0

 

2014

Port Deposit, MD

 

BT-2810

Elm, Chinese

Ulmus parvifolia

5 10

55

67

142.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1917

Elm, Siberian

Ulmus pumila

12' 11"

91

69

263.0

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

 

Elm, Slippery

Ulmus rubra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fir, Balsam

Abies balsamea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fir, Fraser

Abies fraseri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franklinia / Franklin Tree

Franklinia alatamaha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-0557

Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba

19' 8"

83

84

340.0

*

2016

Warwick, MD

 

 

Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawthorn, Cockspur

Crataegus crus-galli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel / Hazelnut

Corylus americana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2067

Hemlock, Canadian

Tsuga canadensis

9 3

93

53

217.0

 

2009

Elkton, MD

 

 

Hemlock, Carolina

Tsuga caroliniana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1693

Hickory, Bitternut

Carya cordiformis

13' 0"

119

80

295.0

 

2015

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2322

Hickory, Mockernut

Carya tomentosa

7' 5"

129

64

234.0

 

2011

Bay View, MD

 

BT-2903

Hickory, Pignut

Carya glabra

10' 7"

87

77

233.0

 

2016

Colora , MD

 

 

Hickory, Sand

Carya pallida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2095

Hickory, Shagbark

Carya ovata

7' 10"

83

53

190.0

 

2010

Rising Sun, MD

 

BT-2874

Hickory, Shellbark

Carya laciniosa

7 11

75

64

186.0

*

2016

Warwick, MD

 

BT-2265

Holly, American

Ilex opaca

8' 0"

60

40.5

164.0

 

2011

Perryville, MD

 

BT-2676

Honeylocust

Gleditsia triacanthos

8 0

79

63

191.0

 

2014

Port Deposit, MD

 

 

Hophornbeam, Eastern

Ostrya virginiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Hornbeam, American

Carpinus caroliniana

1' 1"

35

17

52.0

 

2010

 

 

 

Larch, American / Tamarack

Larix laricina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1799

Larch, European

Larix decidua

9' 2"

64

45

173.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

 

Linden, European

Tilia x europaea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Linden, Littleleaf

Tilia cordata

6'10"

46

39

137.8

 

2007

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1697

Linden, Pendant

Tilia petiolaris

12'0"

81

54.5

238.0

*

2015

Fair Hill NRMA, MD

 

BT-1730

Locust, Black

Robinia pseudoacacia

12' 8"

81

46.5

245.0

 

2016

Conowingo, MD

 

 

Magnolia, Ash

Magnolia ashei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnolia, Bigleaf

Magnolia macrophylia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Magnolia, Cucumber

Magnolia acuminata

12' 6"

69

60

234.0

 

2002

Colora, MD

 

 

Magnolia, Frasier

Magnolia fraseri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1794

Magnolia, Saucer

Magnolia x soulangiana

8'9"

55

59

175

*

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1795

Magnolia, Saucer

Magnolia x soulangiana

8'8"

53

58.5

172

*

2016

Elkton, MD

 

NA

Magnolia, Southern

Magnolia grandiflora

6' 9"

49

44.5

141.1

 

2004

Port Deposit, MD

 

BT-1464

Magnolia, Sweetbay

Magnolia virginiana

3' 3"

42

30.5

88.6

 

2010

Port Deposit, MD

 

 

Maple, Black

Acer nigrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1801

Maple, Japanese

Acer palmatum

7 6

31

47.5

133.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1802

Maple, Japanese

Acer palmatum

6 11

33

44

127.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2266

Maple, Norway

Acer platanoides

17' 5"

74

72.5

301.0

 

2011

Rising Sun, MD

 

BT-2701

Maple, Red

Acer rubrum

13' 0"

83

70.5

257.0

 

2014

Fair Hill NRMA, MD

 

BT-2299

Maple, Silver

Acer saccharinum

19' 6"

134

107

395.0

 

2011

Elkton, MD

 

 

Maple, Spriped

Acer pensylvanicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2544

Maple, Sugar

Acer saccharum

13' 9"

65

75.5

246.0

 

2013

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1313

Maple, Sycamore

Acer pseudoplatanus

9'11"

47

57.5

180.4

*

1998

Elkton, MD

 

 

Mountain-Ash, European

Sorbus aucuparia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1826

Mountain-Laurel

Kalmia latifolia

1' 5"

18

21

40.0

*

2008

North East, MD

 

 

Mulberry, Black

Morus nigra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mulberry, Red

Morus rubra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1780

Mulberry, White

Morus alba

17' 9"

43

71.5

298.0

*

2016

Colora, MD

 

BT-2183

Oak, Black

Quercus velutina

17' 10"

103

95.5

314.0

 

2010

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2918

Oak, Blackjack

Quercus marilandica

4' 11"

97

43.5

167.0

 

2016

North East, MD

 

 

Oak, Bur

Quercus macrocarpa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oak, Cherrybark

Quercus pagoda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2043

Oak, Chestnut

Quercus prinus

17 6

109

103

345.0

 

2009

Elk Neck State Park

 

 

Oak, Chinkapin

Quercus muehlenbergii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1922

Oak, English

Quercus robur

9' 8"

57

60

188.0

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

 

Oak, Live

Quercus virginiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2421

Oak, Northern Red

Quercus rubra

17' 4"

97

82.5

323.0

 

2012

Elkton, MD

 

 

Oak, Overcup

Quercus lyrata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1325

Oak, Pin

Quercus palustris

16' 7"

97

87

318.0

 

2016

Rising Sun, MD

 

BT-1667

Oak, Post

Quercus stellata

10' 8"

61

87

211.0

 

2014

Colora, MD

 

BT-1916

Oak, Scarlet

Quercus coccinea

9' 0"

104.5

65.5

229.0

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

BT-1654

Oak, Shingle

Quercus imbricaria

11' 6"

93

95

255.0

 

2014

Port Deposit, MD

 

 

Oak, Shumard

Quercus shumardii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1581

Oak, Southern Red

Quercus falcata

18' 4"

93

90.5

336.0

 

2008

Colora, MD

 

 

Oak, Swamp Chestnut

Quercus michauxii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oak, Swamp White

Quercus bicolor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1984

Oak, Water

Quercus nigra

9' 7"

68

62

199.0

 

2009

Nort East, MD

 

BT-1337

Oak, White

Quercus alba

22' 0"

96

129.5

392.0

*

2008

Rising Sun, MD

 

BT-1866

Oak, Willow

Quercus phellos

15' 10"

81

90.5

294.0

 

2008

Charlestown, MD

 

BT-2073

Oak, Willow

Quercus phellos

15 4

89

75.5

292.0

 

2010

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1322

Osage-Orange

Maclura pomifera

19' 2"

66

51.5

309.0

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1924

Paulownia, Royal

Paulownia tomentosa

13' 6"

60

51

235.0

 

2008

Warwick, MD

 

 

Pawpaw, Common

Asimina triloba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2678

Pear, Common

Pyrus communis

6' 8"

43

39

133.0

*

2014

Port Deposit, MD

 

BT-2875

Pecan, Northern

Carya illinoensis

9' 0"

74

83.5

203.0

 

2016

Warwick, MD

 

BT-2539

Persimmon, Common

Diospyros virginiana

6 6

66

48

156

 

2013

Perryville, MD

 

BT-1906

Pine, Austrian

Pinus nigra

11' 4"

43

70

196.0

*

2008

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1649

Pine, Eastern White

Pinus strobus

10' 3"

86

66

225.5

 

2008

Colora, MD

 

BT-1800

Pine, Japanese Black

Pinus thumbergii

3' 2"

33

25

77.0

*

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2998

Pine, Loblolly

Pinus taeda

9 0"

64

43.5

183.0

 

2017

Colora, MD

 

BT-2538

Pine, Longleaf

Pinus palustris

5 4

68

27.5

139.0

 

2013

Chesapeake City, MD

 

 

Pine, Pitch

Pinus rigida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine, Ponderosa

Pinus ponderosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine, Red

Pinus resinosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine, Shortleaf

Pinus echinata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine, Table Mountain

Pinus pungens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1994

Pine, Virginia

Pinus virginiana

5' 8"

83

32

161.0

 

2009

North East, MD

 

BT-1668

Poplar, Tulip / Yellow

Liriodendron tulipifera

18' 9"

113

80.5

358.1

 

2014

Conowingo, MD

 

BT-2679

Poplar, Tulip / Yellow

Liriodendron tulipifera

18 5

128

87

371.0

 

2014

Elk Neck StatePark, MD

 

BT-2680

Poplar, Tulip / Yellow

Liriodendron tulipifera

17 6

129

117

368.0

 

2014

Elk Neck StatePark, MD

 

 

Poplar, White

Populus alba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Privet, Chinese

Ligustrum sinense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redbud, Eastern

Cercis canadensis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-0617

Redcedar, Eastern

Juniperus virginiana

9' 0"

52

44.5

171.0

 

2008

North East, MD

 

 

Rhododendron, Catawba

Rhododendron catawbiense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-1015

Sassafras

Sassafras albidum

8' 8"

82

57

201.0

 

2008

Elkton, MD

 

BT-2100

Serviceberry, Downy

Amelancheir arborea

2' 10"

52

32.5

94.0

 

2010

 

 

 

Silktree, Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silverbell, Carolina

Halesia carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2040

Smoketree, American

Cotinus obovatus

2' 6"

16

15

50.0

*

2009

 

 

BT-1876

Sourwood

Oxydendron arboreum

4' 9"

63

29.5

127.4

 

2008

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1793

Spruce, Blue

Picea pungens

6' 11"

69

40.5

162.2

*

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-0728

Spruce, Norway

Picea abies

13' 1"

72

65

245.2

 

2008

Conowingo, MD

 

 

Sugarberry

Celtis laevigata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BT-2035

Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua

11' 7"

103

71.5

260.0

 

2009

 

 

BT-2666

Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

17' 3"

130

116.5

366.0

 

2014

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1460

Tupelo, Black

Nyssa sylvatica

11' 9"

91

50

244.5

 

2014

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1333

Walnut, Black

Juglans nigra

12 1

80

81.5

245

 

2016

Elkton, MD

 

BT-1647

Walnut, English

Juglans regia

11'8"

74

98

238.5

 

2004

North East, MD

 

 

White-cedar, Atlantic

Chamaecyparis thyoides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow, Black

Salix nigra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow, Weeping

Salix babylonica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witch-hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yelowwood

Cladrastris kentukea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NA

Yew, English

Taxus baccata

8'11"

34

25

147.3

 

2005

Earleville, MD