Champion Trees

Lora Mani
Barbara Fallert
First Place Tree Lora Mani

Big, Old Trees

A big, old tree is a living witness to the events of our lives and to the history of a community.

The City of North St. Paul Big Tree Registry Program was created by the Environmental Advisory Commission and was adopted by City Council on April 19, 2016. The purpose of the North St. Paul Champion Tree Registry is to raise awareness of and appreciation for North St. Paul’s largest trees. The commission received several registrations, and during a City Council meeting in March, the Commission presented Big Tree Registry nominees with certificates as well as a yard sign that will rotate monthly. 

Lora & Stuart Mani had the Champion Tree; a Silver Maple totaling 342 points! Lora said that when the grandchildren are visiting, they enjoy playing by the tree and using the hidden knolls for their fairy figurines; by far their favorite place to play. Congratulations to all who submitted nominations. Nominations are taken on an on-going basis. Big Tree Registry was first issued in 1940 by the American Forest Foundation.

Register your favorite tree today

Register online or North St. Paul Big Tree Nomination Form (PDF).
For more information contact Debra Gustafson - Environmental Advisory Commission at
651-747-2423 or

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Lora and Stuart Mani, 2382 Gerald Avenue
    Silver Maple
  • Barbara Fallert, 2614 Cardinal Court
    White Oak
  • Beth Brzinski, 2258 North Henry Street
    Sugar Maple / Culumnar
  • Elaine Ekstedt, 2045 17th Avenue East
    Red Oak
  • Jeff Swan, 2908 Lake Boulevard
    White Oak / Red Oak
  • Jennifer Ruhland, 2302 7th Street North
    Bur Oak
  • John Buhl, 2573 3rd Avenue
    Green Ash
  • John Chermak, 2312 6th Street North
    Bur Oak
  • Mike and Cathy Manthei, 2894 Lake Blvd
    Red Oak