Tree Information

Common Name: Virginia round-leaf birch

Scientific Name: Betula uber

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 35 in.

Height: 54 ft.

Crown: 31 ft.

Points: 97

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.

Jay Martin 2013

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Smyth

State Map

Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service

GPS Coordinates: 36.7673, -81.3974

Directions: Sugar Grove, Jefferson National Forest. Roundleaf birch viewing area.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Jay Martin

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln,

Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Contact Phone: 276-783-5196

Contact Info: Also: Russ Macfarlane, (Roanoke) Another contact person is Beth Mertz, 276-783-5196


Original Nominator(s): Paul Shrauder

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