Tree Information

Common Name: water tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

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. The tree has a huge burl on its lower trunk but appears healthy otherwise. Circumference was measured below burl where it was narrowest. 2017 update: circumference was measured below burl (approximately 2' above ground).

G. Williamson November 2017

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: rockplantrn@gmail.com

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Nominators

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


Additional Information

I.D. Fact Sheet

Landowner Fact Sheet

Our Partners