Common Name: Alleghany chinkapin
Scientific Name: Castanea pumila var. pumila
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 22 in.
Height: 41 ft.
Crown: 26 ft.
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
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 Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean
Other Nominators: Gary Williamson