Tree Information

Common Name: common sweetleaf

Scientific Name: Symplocos tinctoria

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 46 in.

Height: 48 ft.

Crown: 32 ft.

Points: 102

Date Last Measured: 2013

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2006

Comments: Declared national champion in 2013. The tree appears healthy. It is a new tree growing in the same area that two previous national champs once stood. Remeasured in 2013, from 111 points to 102 points.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: Commonwealth of Virginia-Cavalier Wildlife Management Area

GPS Coordinates: 36.57048, -76.3281

Directions: Cavalier Tract east end of Smith Ridge, 30' east of Number Two Ditch in wooded area across from Sand Pit.

Owner Address: 3853 Ballahack Rd

Chesapeake, VA 23322

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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