Common Name: bitternut hickory
Scientific Name: Carya cordiformis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 176 in.
Height: 130 ft.
Crown: 103 ft.
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.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Brunswick
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 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, Joe Whitby