Common Name: paper mulberry
Scientific Name: Broussonetia papyrifera
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 205 in.
Height: 41 ft.
Crown: 43 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2007
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: This tree was declared a national champion tree in 2008. It is old and twisted and endured storm damage over the years but grows on. Its location is a short distance down the street from the former champion pecan. The tree was reported dead by David Formella in October 2017. Owner reported that it was damaged severely in a storm. Only a stump and sprouts remain.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Hopewell
Land Owner: Debby Heath
GPS Coordinates: 37.31533, -77.27635
Directions: At the owners address on the right side of the back yard next to a dog house.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson