Common Name: water hickory
Scientific Name: Carya aquatica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 206 in.
Height: 97 ft.
Crown: 62 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Declared national champion in 2014. The tree appears reasonably healthy for its apparent old age. There is a large growth (burl) on its lower trunk of unknown cause. Trunk circumference measured at 3' above ground line (below the burl).
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: Unknown
GPS Coordinates: 36.90642, -76.81823
Directions: Southampton side of Blackwater River, 200' up river of Rt. 620 bridge next to side channel that lies next to Rt. 620 (N side of slough and Rt 620).
Owner Address: Unknown
Owner Phone: Unknown
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Bobby Clontz, Mike Rasnake