Common Name: laurel oak
Scientific Name: Quercus laurifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 317 in.
Height: 86 ft.
Crown: 89 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 1987
Comments: Declared national champion in 2012 and recognized in 2019 as national co-champion with another tree in Chesapeake. The tree appears to be generally healthy, some large branches have broken off, but it still has a pleasant appearance. Numerous cavities in the upper branches indicate some internal decay. Trunk measured at 4.5'.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: John and Bonnie Haggerty
GPS Coordinates: 36.71313, -76.1931
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: From Great Bridge, take Mount Pleasant Road toward VA Beach, approximately 3.5 miles. The tree's canopy can be seen from Currituck Drive, towering over the house.
Owner Address: 413 Currituck Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Owner Phone: 757 482-6535
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson