Common Name: American beech
Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 224 in.
Height: 90 ft.
Crown: 110 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Lane Dellinger, Kevin Sigmon, and Eric Wiseman
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Recognized as national champion in 2019. Trunk circumference measured ~30" above root collar because swell of scaffold branch was present at 4.5'.
Greatest size: 226" circumference, 90' height, 117' crown, and totaling 345 points in 2009.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: New Kent
Land Owner: Clynt Parrish
GPS Coordinates: 37.52135, -77.07566
Directions: Front yard at land owner's residence. Can't miss it.
Owner Address: 8201 Vineyards Parkway
New Kent, VA 23124
Owner Phone: 804-339-9229
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson