Tree Information

Common Name: Alleghany chinkapin

Scientific Name: Castanea pumila var. pumila

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: dead

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

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: Chinkapins in this park are infected with chestnut blight and are declining. They usually resprout from the base of dying stems. This one shows only symptoms. 2018: Reported dead by Byron Carmean. Could not relocate the tree while hunting for it in January 2018.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

State Map

Land Owner: First Landing State Park

GPS Coordinates: 36.897589, -76.018068

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 junction of Long Creek Trail and Osprey Trail. Flagged with ribbon. GPS coordinates are approximate.

Owner Address: 2500 Shore Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Gary Williamson

Additional Information

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