Tree Information

Common Name: willow oak

Scientific Name: Quercus phellos

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: dead

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

Circumference: 308 in.

Height: 115 ft.

Crown: 125 ft.

Points: 454

Date Last Measured: 2013

Last Measured by: Jordan Endahl and Byron Carmean

Date First Measured: 2003

Comments: A drive of the location by Gary Williamson in February 2021 discovered that the tree is completely gone. The circumstances of its removal are unknown.

This tree was originally nominated in 1986 and is growing rapidly! It has traded national champion status back and forth with one in Northampton County. Both trees were measured in 2013 and this tree was found to be slightly smaller. Recognized in 2018 as three-way national co-champion with trees in Northampton, VA and Mathews, VA.

More Photos

Top. Google. 2012. Bottom. Jordan Endahl. 2013.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: Scott Buxton

GPS Coordinates: 36.57846, -76.18627

Directions: Front yard of property. Visible from the street.

Owner Address: 516 Gallbush 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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