Tree Information

Common Name: green ash

Scientific Name: Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 237 in.

Height: 97 ft.

Crown: 83 ft.

Points: 355

Date Last Measured: 2011

Last Measured by: Rod Simmons, Greg Zell

Date First Measured: 2011

Comments: Declared national champion in 2016. This large multi-trunk green ash represents part of the historical flora of Old Town Alexandria. Now highly developed, this area once supported back-swamps within an ancient river terrace. Growing within the courtyard of an apartment complex, this healthy specimen predates the community that surrounds it. Tree was preemptively treated with Xytect 2F (imidacloprid), applied as a soil drench around the trunk base by Rod Simmons on 6/22/2017. Tree was reported in good shape overall. A few dead branches here and there that are likely the result of cumulative drought and heat stress. No signs of EAB.

G. Zell 3/29/2011

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Alexandria

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Land Owner: Rhodes & Rhodes, Ltd.

GPS Coordinates: 38.81966, -77.06263

Owner Email:

Directions: 1500 Block of Commonwealth Avenue in Old Town, Alexandria, across the street from Lacy Court Apartments.

Alexandria, VA, 22314

Owner Phone: 703-836-8500

Contact Information

Contact Name: Rod Simmons

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 2900-A Business Center Drive

Alexandria, VA, 22314

Contact Phone: 703.746.4651

Contact Info: Rod Simmons, Natural Resource Specialist, Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities Greg Zell:


Original Nominator(s): Rod Simmons, Greg Zell

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