Tree Information

Common Name: Alleghany chinkapin

Scientific Name: Castanea pumila var. pumila

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: dead

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

Circumference: 21 in.

Height: 44 ft.

Crown: 22 ft.

Points: 71

Date Last Measured: 2008

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2008

Comments: This tree appears very healthy. It shows no signs of chestnut blight as many in the park do. New State Champion. 2018: Reported dead by Byron Carmean. Could not relocate the tree while hunting for it in January 2018.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

State Map

Land Owner: First Landing State Park

GPS Coordinates: 36.9053, -76.00561

Directions: First Landing State Park, south of Shore Drive and north of Cape Henry Trail on sand ridge surrounded by swamp forest.

Owner Address: 2500 Shore Dr

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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