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Common Name: southern bayberry

Scientific Name: Morella caroliniensis (syn. Myrica caroliniensis)

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 6 in.

Height: 14 ft.

Crown: 14 ft.

Points: 24

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2015

Comments: It appears healthy and sound. It is one of the larger of many growing at this location. Tie for state and national champions.

G. Williamson January 2015

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Newport News

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Land Owner: The Mariner's Museum and Park

GPS Coordinates: 37.04695, -76.48363

Directions: The colony is approximately 200 feet north of oak tree overlook. Marker on the slope (west facing) above lake (Noland Trail).



Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email: rockplantrn@gmail.com

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 775-934-0588


Nominators

Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson


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