Common Name: sourwood
Scientific Name: Oxydendrum arboreum
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 123 in.
Height: 87 ft.
Crown: 40 ft.
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.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Amelia
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 Name: Joseph O. Humphreys
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): John M. Anderson
Other Nominators: Joseph O. Humphreys