Champion Trees

Atlanta is known as the “City within a Forest”, and Clue Ride seeks tree canopy. Immersion in the woods is called Shinrin-Yoku or Forest-Bathing.

Some of the trees are the best specimens of their species — Champion Trees.

Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has been nurturing not only our canopy, but also our communities’ understanding of why that canopy is so valuable to our health and well-being. Each year, Trees Atlanta assembles a list of the best specimens. Here’s a map of their 2019 locations.

You can earn the Big Tree badge by rubbing elboughs with the Champions.