Tree Information

Common Name: bitternut hickory

Scientific Name: Carya cordiformis

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 176 in.

Height: 130 ft.

Crown: 103 ft.

Points: 332

Date Last Measured: 2012

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Joe Whitby

Date First Measured: 2012

Comments: Declared national champ in 2017. Technically not the state co-champ given point differential with #1. American Forests does not accept our #1 tree as national champ due to forked stem.

Byron Carmean October 2012

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Brunswick

State Map

Land Owner: Owen Strickler

GPS Coordinates: 36.71653, -77.80354

Directions: North bank of the Meherrin River approx. 3 miles downriver of the RT. 46 bridge. Tree is approx. 150 feet north of river's edge.

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, Joe Whitby

Additional Information

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