Common Name: swamp dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus foemina
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 30 in.
Height: 23 ft.
Crown: 22 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Declared national champion in 2009 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019, sharing title with tree in North Carolina. The tree appears healthy and sound. It was in full bloom on the day of measurement (5-20-09).
2017 update: Tree seems to still be doing well. Trunk circumference measured 1' above ground line due to forked stem at breast height.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Isle of Wight
Land Owner: Unknown
GPS Coordinates: 36.68915, -76.91878
Directions: Blackwater River Swamp north of City of Franklin at edge of oxbow. Near River Rd, Franklin, VA 23851.
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 and Gary Williamson