Common Name: mockernut hickory
Scientific Name: Carya tomentosa (syn. Carya alba)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2696
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 173 in.
Height: 140 ft.
Crown: 85 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Landon Webb, Brian Josey, Beth Cantrell
Date First Measured: 2019
2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021
Tree appears healthy and good condition. Tree is triple-stemmed, forking about 7' above ground. There is a bark inclusion extending to ground line. The inclusion is fused on two sides of the trunk, but a seam and decay are present on the other side of the trunk. Whether this growth habit resulted from stump sprouting after prior timber harvest, or damage to the leader of the young seedling, is unknown. Trunk circumference measured at 4.5' above ground.
The height is extraordinary, but was carefully measured with a laser hypsometer from multiple vantage points in both summer and fall. The reported height is the average of these multiple measurements. Good soils and sheltered topography have contributed to its height. It is in a mature mixed hardwood stand and reasonable measures will be taken to protect the tree in the future.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Caroline
Land Owner: United States Army
GPS Coordinates: 38.14338, -77.24929
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Fort A. P. Hill. The tree is located in the woods of Training Area 20B. Near intersection of Wilcox and Gregg Road. Access to this area is restricted. Visitation is generally prohibited and re-measure will need to be coordinated through Jason Applegate, or Fort A.P. Hill Forestry.
Owner Address: Bldg 308 13832 Anderson Camp
Fort A.P. Hill, VA 22427
Owner Phone: 804-633-8465
Contact Name: Jason Applegate
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: (804) 633-8465 or (804) 633-8409
Contact Info: Beth Cantrell Phone number: (804) 633-8503 Email address: Beth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Nominator(s): Beth Cantrell, Brian Josey, Kyle Rhodes, Sean Robertson