Common Name: swamp black tupelo
Scientific Name: Nyssa biflora
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 206 in.
Height: 116 ft.
Crown: 54 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2013
Comments: Declared national co-champion in 2013 and recognized in 2019 as sole national champion. The tree appears healthy, but has a hollow in its base and some storm damage in crown.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: Unknown
GPS Coordinates: 36.56345, -76.23163
Directions: East side of Ballahack Rd near Northwest Baptist Church in swamp forest north of church approx. 220 yards. Visible from road in winter. Possibly owned by Northwest Baptist Church.
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, Gary Williamson