Tree Information

Common Name: American beech

Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 224 in.

Height: 90 ft.

Crown: 110 ft.

Points: 342

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.

More Photos

E. Wiseman 1/9/2014

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: New Kent

State Map

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 Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-231-5148


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Additional Information

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