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Common Name: weeping willow

Scientific Name: Salix babylonica

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 293 in.

Height: 95 ft.

Crown: 93 ft.

Points: 411

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Jon Matiuk, John Blankenship

Date First Measured: 1976

Comments: Overall healthy, one trunk has significant heart rot. Barbed wire in crotch is being grown over. It was first nominated by Louise Hoge in 1976. Circumference measured at 3'8".

May 2006 (left), Nov. 2015 (right)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Tazewell

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Land Owner: unknown

GPS Coordinates: 37.073087, -81.358704

Directions: Behind a small house on Rt. 727, approx. 0.1 mile from intersection with Rt. 667.The tree is within sight of the champion shagbark hickory.



Contact Information

Contact Name: John Blankenship

Contact Email: jblanken@vt.edu

Contact Address: P.O. Box 229

Tazewell, VA 24651

Contact Phone: 276-988-0405


Nominators

Original Nominator(s): Louise Hoge


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