Common Name: water oak
Scientific Name: Quercus nigra
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 1823
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 256 in.
Height: 88 ft.
Crown: 88 ft.
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.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Suffolk
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 Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Alex Darr, Ian Fuze