Tree Information

Common Name: baldcypress

Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 520 in.

Height: 84 ft.

Crown: 30 ft.

Points: 612

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 1986

Comments: Another of the "turnip tree" baldcypress, so-called because of the substantial swelling of the annually submerged trunk base. The tree was remeasured in 2016 at a very low stage of the river, increasing the trunk score substantially and increasing the tree from 557 points to 612 points.

Byron Carmean 1986 (l), 2016 (r)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Southampton

State Map

Land Owner: International Paper

GPS Coordinates: 36.77086, -77.16585

Directions: Carey's Bridge Boat Ramp on the Nottoway River off of Route 653.

Franklin, VA

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 and Gary Williamson

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