Common Name: sweet birch
Scientific Name: Betula lenta
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 140 in.
Height: 91 ft.
Crown: 64 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019, sharing the title with a tree in New Hampshire. The tree appears exceptionally healthy. It is a double-stemmed tree and was measured 2 feet up from the mid-slope position above the trunk flare.
Currently the all-time largest specimen of the species documented in Virginia.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Giles
Land Owner: Mountain Lake Conservancy
GPS Coordinates: 37.36701, -80.53693
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Take Rt. 700 (Mountain Lake Road) past the hotel to the lower end of the lake. Pond Drain Road (gravel) goes left along drain. Tree is on uphill side of the road approximately 1/4 mile from Mountain Lake Road.
Owner Address: 115 HOTEL CIR
PEMBROKE, VA 24136-3055
Owner Phone: 540-626-7121
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, Gary Williamson