Tree Information

Common Name: slippery elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus rubra

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 236 in.

Height: 108 ft.

Crown: 91 ft.

Points: 367

Date Last Measured: 2011

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan

Comments: Species identification of this tree is not conclusive at this time. Chris Lewis (consulting arborist) believes it is slippery elm based on fruit samples. Dr. John Seiler (Virginia Tech dendrologist) cannot rule out a European variety based on the samples he examined.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Winchester

State Map

Land Owner: Mt. Hebron Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: 39.18251, -78.15947

Owner Email:

Directions: Take Boscawen St. east into Mt. Hebron Cemetery, through the archway to the corner.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donald Shade

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 305 East Boscawen St.

Winchester, VA 22601

Contact Info: Also, Tim Stern, City Arborist, 540-542-0140, or Chris Lewis, consultiong arborist,


Original Nominator(s): Donald Shade

Additional Information

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