Common Name: gray dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus racemosa
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 1696
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 14 in.
Height: 21 ft.
Crown: 15 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Eric Hawks
Date First Measured: 2010
Comments: Declared national champion in 2020. Tree seems to be doing well although it is crowded by several nearby trees. Previous Measurer (2010): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan. Circumference 12, Height 25, Crown 15, Total Points 41.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Grayson
Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
GPS Coordinates: 36.63835, -81.49975
Directions: Grayson Highlands State Park. Off Campground Rd. next to horse trail and visible from road. Next to a pin cherry also in the register.
Owner Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Owner Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Name: Marceia Holland
Contact Email: Marceia.Holland@dcr.virginia.gov
Contact Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Info: Marceia Holland - Park Manager - Grayson Highlands State Park
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan