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Common Name: yellow buckeye

Scientific Name: Aesculus flava

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 296 in.

Height: 94 ft.

Crown: 69 ft.

Points: 407

Date Last Measured: 2007

Last Measured by: Keith Carson and Sharon Mohney

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: This tree was declared a national champion in 2008. It was acquired in 1970 by the USFS. The trunk is pretty lumpy all over and has several vines. The trunk is hollow with an opening on one side and room for about 3-4 people to stand inside.

Sharon Mohney 12/6/07

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Alleghany

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Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service, James River Ranger District

GPS Coordinates: 37.793, -79.75925

Owner Email:

Directions: South of Clifton Forge. On route 633 at the crossing of the CowPasture River, on the west side of the road near the river in a hay field. There is a public parking area at an abandoned farmhouse about a hundred yards away. The tree is plainly visible from the road.

Owner Address: 810A Madison Avenue

Covington, Virginia 24426

Owner Phone: 540-962-2214

Contact Information

Contact Name: Keith A. Carson, PhD

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 12181-A Courthouse Hill Rd.

Warm Springs, VA 24484

Contact Phone: 540-839-3599

Contact Info: Keith A. Carson, PhD Land Steward Allegheny Highlands Office The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Chapter 12181-A Courthouse Hill Rd. Warm Springs, VA 24484 540-839-3599


Original Nominator(s): Dan Miles

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