Common Name: black willow
Scientific Name: Salix nigra
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 176 in.
Height: 95 ft.
Crown: 58 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Jeff Kirwan and Ward Robens
Date First Measured: 2006
Comments: In 2016, the tree measurers found that one fork of the tree broke away, although still attached and laying on the ground. Another fork appeared to have pulled away from the tree. Measured circumference of the remaining three trunks. Had a massive decrease in circumference from 294 to 176 due to multiple pieces of the tree falling off; as a result, there was a hefty fall in points from 401 to 286. This tree was a national champ until 2010 when a larger one was found.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Alleghany
Land Owner: Virginia Dept. of Transportation
GPS Coordinates: 37.700982, -80.151331
Contact Name: Ward Robens
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-264-0281
Original Nominator(s): Jeff Kirwan, Ward Robens, Anne Wright