Common Name: water tupelo
Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 463 in.
Height: 108 ft.
Crown: 53 ft.
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).
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Greensville
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 Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Mike Rasnake, Kevin Kessler