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Common Name: Alleghany chinkapin

Scientific Name: Castanea pumila var. pumila

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 22 in.

Height: 41 ft.

Crown: 26 ft.

Points: 70

Date Last Measured: 2007

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: Castanea's in this park, one infected with chestnut blight and one declining. They usually resprout from the base of dying stems. This one shows only symptoms.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

State Map

Land Owner: First Landing State Park

Directions: First Landing State Park, Long Creek. Trail south side (overhangs trail). 1300 feet west of US Army corps of Engineers marker and 3100 feet west of Junet Long Creek Trail and Osprey Trail. Flagged with ribbon.

Owner Address: Shore Drive

Virginia Beach, VA

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

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Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Gary Williamson

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