Common Name: sugarberry
Scientific Name: Celtis laevigata var. laevigata
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2566
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 227 in.
Height: 78 ft.
Crown: 79 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2021
Last Measured by: Stan DeBoer
Date First Measured: 2017
2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021.
This tree appears to be very healthy. I suspect that it was probably planted around 1895 when the house was built.
Declared state champion in 2019 when larger champion in Fauquier county was found to be dead and removed. Last measured in 2017 by Landon Webb and Brian Josey at 219", 78', 76', 316 points.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Caroline
Land Owner: Private
GPS Coordinates: 37.89628, -77.41066
Directions: This tree is located on the Briar Hill farm in Ruther Glen, Va. Located at the NE corner of the house. When facing the front of the house, the tree is located near the front left corner of the house.
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Stan DeBoer