Tree Information

Common Name: mountain winterberry holly

Scientific Name: Ilex montana

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 30 in.

Height: 40 ft.

Crown: 25 ft.

Points: 76

Date Last Measured: 2007

Last Measured by: Jeff Kirwan and Charles Lytton

Date First Measured: 1987

Comments: Declared national champ in 2017. Jeff Kirwan and Charles Lytton found the tree.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Giles

State Map

Land Owner: Mountain Lake Conservancy

GPS Coordinates: 37.35751, -80.53437

Directions: Indian Trail, Mountain Lake. Map on file.

Owner Address: 115 HOTEL CIR

PEMBROKE, VA 24136-3055

Contact Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-231-5148

Contact Info: Emily Woodall,, Wilderness Conservancy at Mountain Lake


Original Nominator(s): Bryon Carmean and Gary Williamson

Additional Information

I.D. Fact Sheet

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