State Champion Tree Monument Dedication


The Arkansas Forestry Commission unveiled a tree monument for the American Chestnut Hybrid state champion tree at Compton Gardens on Thursday, July 21. The Arkansas Champion Tree program recognizes those trees that are the largest of the species. Trees are compared using the American Forests’ “Bigness Index.” A full list of Arkansas State Champion Trees can be found online at

The American Chestnut Hybrid isn't Compton Gardens' only state champion tree. We also have a Yellowwood state champion tree, and the Arkansas Forestry Commission has plans to unveil its tree monument later in the year. See photos of the monument placement below.


9th Annual Ghost Walks

The Peel Compton Foundation proudly presents our 9th Annual Ghost Walks at Peel Mansion. Get more information and reserve your tickets online today!