Tree Information

Common Name: water tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1439

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 463 in.

Height: 108 ft.

Crown: 53 ft.

Points: 584

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2009

Comments: Declared national champion in 2009 and recognized in 2020 as national co-champ with tree in Arkansas. It has a huge burl on its lower trunk but appears healthy otherwise. Circumference was measured below burl where it was narrowest (approximately 2' above ground).

G. Williamson Nov-17

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Greensville

State Map

Land Owner: Unknown

GPS Coordinates: 36.565504, -77.471015

Directions: North side of Fountains Creek next to main channel, 2.8 miles up-river of State Route 625 bridge (Creek Road) or 4.2 miles downriver of US Route 301 (Skippers Road). GPS coordinates are approximate.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Mike Rasnake, Kevin Kessler

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