Common Name: northern bayberry
Scientific Name: Morella pensylvanica (syn. Myrica pensylvanica)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 24 in.
Height: 18 ft.
Crown: 28 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Vickie Shafer
Date First Measured: 2013
Comments: The tree appears healthy and sound, stabilizing the sand dune on which it grows. It is the national champion. 2017: Tree was discovered to be dead during a summer 2017 visit to the location by Gary Williamson.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach
Land Owner: False Cape State Park
GPS Coordinates: 36.58052, -75.88187
Directions: Wash woods section of False Cape State Park next to observation tower.
Owner Address: 4001 Sandpiper RD
VA Beach, VA, 23456
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean
Other Nominators: Gary Williamson, Vickie Shafer