Tree Information

Common Name: northern bayberry

Scientific Name: Morella pensylvanica (syn. Myrica pensylvanica)

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: dead

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

Circumference: 24 in.

Height: 18 ft.

Crown: 28 ft.

Points: 49

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

State Map

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 Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA, 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Gary Williamson, Vickie Shafer

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