Common Name: swampbay
Scientific Name: Persea palustris
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 138 in.
Height: 52 ft.
Crown: 57 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Jason Sprouls, Byron Carmean
Date First Measured: 2008
Comments: Declared national champion in 2017.
2019 Update: The tree has continued to grow and appears to be healthy. The crown infringes onto utility lines, and some poor cuts have been made. The tree has multiple leaders at 4.5 feet above ground level, so the trunk circumference was measured at the narrowest point, which is 1.5 feet above ground.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach
Land Owner: Jack Stumborg
GPS Coordinates: 36.88659, -76.02120
Directions: Located at the owner's address on the left side of the driveway facing the front of the residence.
Owner Address: 1509 Alanton Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson