Tree Information

Common Name: northern white-cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 269 in.

Height: 80 ft.

Crown: 42 ft.

Points: 360

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Jeff Kirwan and Ward Robens

Date First Measured: 2005

Comments: In 2016, it was noted that the tree had been struck by lightning, but still appears healthy. Has a notable lean. This tree was declared a national champ in 2008. Circumference measured at 3 ft. Tree is multi-stemmed but believed to be one tree, based on surrounding growth forms.

Jeff Kirwan top photos (2016); bottom photo (2006)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Alleghany

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Contact Information

Contact Name: Ward Robens

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-264-0281


Original Nominator(s): Ward Robens

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