Common Name: Virginia round-leaf birch
Scientific Name: Betula uber
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 35 in.
Height: 54 ft.
Crown: 31 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Jay Martin
Date First Measured: 1975
Comments: Declared national champion in 1978. The Virginia roundleaf birch, a species believed to be extinct, was re-discovered along Cressy Creek in 1975 and had several articles written on it in the Roanoke Times.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Smyth
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 36.7673, -81.3974
Directions: Sugar Grove, Jefferson National Forest. Roundleaf birch viewing area.
Contact Name: Jay Martin
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln,
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Contact Phone: 276-783-5196
Contact Info: Also: Russ Macfarlane, email@example.com (Roanoke) Another contact person is Beth Mertz, 276-783-5196
Original Nominator(s): Paul Shrauder