Common Name: swamp cottonwood
Scientific Name: Populus heterophylla
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 132 in.
Height: 106 ft.
Crown: 24 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Fleming, Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2005
Comments: Declared national champion in 2007. Tree appears healthy at present. Beaver damage is evident on other cottonwoods in the area.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
GPS Coordinates: 36.679242, -77.04031
Directions: Located in the Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve along the Nottoway river. This property was acquired in 2009 by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation from International Paper and became part of the Virginia Natural Heritage Program due to the rare 37-acre virgin, old-growth forest at the core of the preserve. Access is only permissible through coordination with land steward Darren Loomis. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural-heritage/natural-area-preserves/cypressbridge
Owner Phone: 757-925-2318
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Darren Loomis, Southeast Region Steward Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural Heritage Suffolk, VA (757) 925-2318.
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Fleming, Karen Patterson, Gary Williamson