Common Name: glossy buckthorn
Scientific Name: Frangula alnus (syn. Rhamnus frangula)
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 89 in.
Height: 28 ft.
Crown: 53 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Jason Sprouls, Sarah Gugercin
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Declared national champion in 2018. The tree appears healthy and sound. It is well cared for by cemetery staff.
2019 Update: The tree is in overall good health and was producing a fruit set when measured. There was some minor foliar discoloration. The edge of dripline is being excavated to add new plots for burials in the cemetery and headstones date to 2015. 5 stems were measured at 4.5' to calculate a functional circumference.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Lynchburg
Land Owner: Old City Cemetery and Arboretum
GPS Coordinates: 37.41384, -79.15726
Owner Email: http://www.gravegarden.org/
Directions: In area across road from Cemetery Chapel.
Owner Address: 401 Taylor St
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Owner Phone: 434-847-1465
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson