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Common Name: water tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 474 in.

Height: 102 ft.

Crown: 54 ft.

Points: 590

Date Last Measured: 2009

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Mike Rasnake, Kevin Kessler

Date First Measured: 2009

Comments: The tree has a huge burl on its lower trunk but appears healthy otherwise. Circumference was measured below burl where it was least. National champ and largest in Virginia (3/7/09)

G. Williamson 2009

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Greensville

State Map

Land Owner: Unknown

GPS Coordinates: 36.560808, -77.486615

Directions: Greensville County, VA, North side of Fontaine Creek, 2.8 miles upriver of Rt. 625 bridge next to main channel or 4.2 miles downriver of Rt. 301. 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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