Common Name: Hercules' club
Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 48 in.
Height: 20 ft.
Crown: 36 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2008
Comments: National champ in 2017, but dethroned in 2018, and regained crown in 2019. The tree appears very healthy and sound. Trunk circumference measured 1' above ground because trunk splits above this level.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Northampton
Land Owner: Fishermans Island National Wildlife Refuge
GPS Coordinates: 37.09805, -75.97626
Directions: On the west side of island near the top of WW2 bunker east of main path and approximately 300 yards from the entrance on Rt 13.
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