Tree Information

Common Name: willow oak

Scientific Name: Quercus phellos

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2284

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 318 in.

Height: 114 ft.

Crown: 108 ft.

Points: 459

Date Last Measured: 2014

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2014

Comments: Recognized in 2018 as three-way national co-champion with trees in Chesapeake, VA and Northampton, VA. Tree appears very healthy and sound. One large lower limb is being girdled by rope. We suggested that it be removed.

G. Williamson 2014

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Mathews

State Map

Land Owner: Lee and Gayle Murphy

GPS Coordinates: 37.44736, -76.31538

Directions: At listed address in back yard behind deck. GPS coordinates are approximate to the neighborhood.

Owner Address: 378 Lovers Lane

Mathews, VA 23109

Owner Phone: 804-815-4609

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

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