Common Name: yellow buckeye
Scientific Name: Aesculus flava
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 296 in.
Height: 94 ft.
Crown: 69 ft.
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.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Alleghany
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service, James River Ranger District
GPS Coordinates: 37.793, -79.75925
Owner Email: Mailroom_R8_George_Washington_Jefferson@fs.fed.us
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 Name: Keith A. Carson, PhD
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Dan Miles