Tree Information

Common Name: glossy buckthorn

Scientific Name: Frangula alnus (syn. Rhamnus frangula)

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 114 in.

Height: 25 ft.

Crown: 45 ft.

Points: 150

Date Last Measured: 2009

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2009

Comments: Declared national champion in 2018. The tree appears healthy and sound. It is well cared for by cemetery staff.

Gary Williamson 2009

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Lynchburg

State Map

Land Owner: Old City Cemetery and Arboretum

GPS Coordinates: 37.41384, -79.15726

Owner Email:

Directions: In area across road from Cemetery Chapel.

Owner Address: 401 Taylor St

Lynchburg, VA 24501

Owner Phone: 434-847-1465

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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