Common Name: eastern redbud
Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis var. canadensis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 145 in.
Height: 32 ft.
Crown: 39 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Robert Vickers
Date First Measured: 2010
Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized in 2019 as national co-champion with specimen in Loudoun, VA. A very healthy tree with multiple branches. Trunk circumference measured 4" above ground due to fork in the trunk.
2020 update: Has lost some lower limbs, but still healthy.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Fairfax
Land Owner: National Park Service
GPS Coordinates: 38.95773, -77.1439
Directions: Tree is along south side of George Washington Parkway at the exit to the CIA. It is on the southeast side of the exit.
Contact Name: Robert Vickers
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 312 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
Original Nominator(s): Jeff Kirwan, Robert Vickers