Common Name: sweetgum
Scientific Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 202 in.
Height: 140 ft.
Crown: 96 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and John Bunch
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019, sharing title with a tree in Texas. Dethroned in 2020 by larger tree in New Jersey. The tree looks extremely healthy and sound and the owner is excited about the tree. There is a small amount of beaver damage on a root (minor damage).
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: William Maus
GPS Coordinates: 36.73727, -77.09612
Directions: Nottoway Farm, 1.4 miles west of intersection of Route 35 and Route 651 (Indiantown Road) near bank of Nottoway River, 200 feet south of river at edge of slough.
Owner Address: on file
Owner Phone: on file
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Last measured in 2015 by Carmean and Williamson at 359 points.
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson and Bill Maus