Tree Information

Common Name: water oak

Scientific Name: Quercus nigra

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1823

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 256 in.

Height: 88 ft.

Crown: 88 ft.

Points: 366

Date Last Measured: 2021

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2011


2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021

Discovered at Glebe Episcopal Church in Suffolk, VA while verifying a since deceased champion boxwood at the same location.

All-time species champion in Virginia as of 2020.

More Photos

Gary Willamson 02/10/2018, 06/18/2021.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Suffolk

State Map

Land Owner: Glebe Episcopal Church

GPS Coordinates: 36.8248, -76.49636

Directions: Near the intersection of Kings Hwy Route 125, and Nansemond Pkwy Route 337. Tree is in cutout in church parking lot.

Owner Address: 4400 Nansemond Parkway

Suffolk, VA 23435

Owner Phone: 757-538-8842

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Alex Darr, Ian Fuze

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