Champion Trees and Trails

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Champion Trees and Trails What makes a "Champion Tree?"

Oklahoma's Champion Tree Register is a cooperative project of the Oklahoma Society of American Foresters, the Oklahoma Forestry Association and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, forestry Services.

Champion Trees are measured by their "bigness," which is calculated based on three measurements - Yellow Popular - 80' - 1102 SE Adamscircumference, height and crown spread. The total points a tree receives is the sum of the circumference, the total height, one quarter of the average crown spread.

Idabel, located in southeast Oklahoma, is fortunate to be the home of nine Champion Trees and two honorable mentions. The beautiful trees featured in this brochure are located on private property and visible on a drive-by tour. - Please respect the property owner's rights and do not trespass.China Fir - 24' - 1106 SE Madison

The Dogwood Trails

The Idabel area is also the home of thousands of beautiful dogwood trees. A "Dogwood Days" Festival was established in 1994, and is held in early April. Citizens and businesses have already planted hundreds of new dogwoods and set a goal to plant thousands in the next 10 years, adding even more beauty to the flowering dogwoods that are already growing in the area.

Dogwood Trails in Idabel are identified on a map. Visitors can also drive around and enjoy the springtime beauty of the dogwoods all over McCurtain County.

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Ouachita National Forest

Over 1.6 million acres of natural wonders awaits you at one of the three national forests in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

The Ouachita National Forest is the oldest national forest in the South. The forest is named for the Ouachita Mountains, (pronounced, Wash'ita)

Idabel, OK National Forests

City of Murals

Tour downtown Idabel and see the murals painted by Idabel artist, Betty Helms, and her students. One mural is dedicated to Native American culture and another to dogwoods. Idabel'

Idabel, OK Arts

Red Slough Wetland Reserve Project

This premier birdwatching and waterfowl hunting area has sighted more than 270 bird species, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state. Birders have likened this area to the Gulf Coast habitats of Louisiana and Florida. The 5,814

Idabel, OK Wildlife Preserves

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Historic Markers Tour

ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3...