Tree Information

Common Name: sourwood

Scientific Name: Oxydendrum arboreum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 123 in.

Height: 87 ft.

Crown: 40 ft.

Points: 220

Date Last Measured: 2011

Last Measured by: Douglas E. Audley

Date First Measured: 1991

Comments: This tree recently split in two and went from 233 to 220 total points. First measured and nominated in 1998. In 2007 the main trunk was reported as hollow but crown appeared generally healthy. There was a stain running down the east side of the trunk, similar to wet wood on oak.

Douglas E. Audley 9/19/2007

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Amelia

State Map

Land Owner: Jim Rucker

GPS Coordinates: 37.44231, -77.90704

Directions: NE intersection of 616&652

Owner Address: 4019 Cutshaw Ave.

Richmond, VA 23230

Contact Information

Contact Name: Joseph O. Humphreys

Contact Email:

Contact Address: P O Box 217

Amelia, VA 23002

Contact Info: Or contact: Douglas E. Audley, Amelia County Forester, P O Box 27, Amelia, VA 23002; (804) 561-2427;


Original Nominator(s): John M. Anderson

Other Nominators: Joseph O. Humphreys

Additional Information

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