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Common Name: butternut

Scientific Name: Juglans cinerea

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 219 in.

Height: 110 ft.

Crown: 103 ft.

Points: 355

Date Last Measured: 2007

Last Measured by: Clyde Marsteller

Date First Measured: 1994

Comments: New national champ in 2010. Lighting damage reported in 1994, but lighting rod installed. Tree is still alive and cared for by Bartlett Tree Experts in 2006. Planted by J.D. Hertzler in 1897 from a tree in Maryland.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Newport News

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Land Owner: John David and Lauren Yoder

GPS Coordinates: 37.10785, -76.55572

Owner Email:

Directions: Victory Blvd. exit off of I 64. Take Rt. 171 Oyster Point area

Owner Address: 590 Colony Rd

Newport News, VA 23602

Owner Phone: 757-872-8813

Contact Information

Contact Name: John David Yoder

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 590 Colony Rd

Newport News, VA 23602

Contact Phone: 757-874-7166

Contact Info: Nominator


Original Nominator(s): John David Yoder & Lauren Yoder

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