Common Name: black walnut
Scientific Name: Juglans nigra
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 246 in.
Height: 104 ft.
Crown: 56 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Charlie Knoeller
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Declared national champion in 2019.
2017 update: Tree has lost a large lower limb since last measured in 2007. Also displays large wound in lower bole on back (facing away from house) of tree.
Currently the all-time largest specimen of this species documented in the state.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Westmoreland
Land Owner: Virginia Brown
GPS Coordinates: 38.086851, -76.705689
Directions: Tree is located in back yard next to woods. House is on north side of Cople Hwy (Rt.202). Virginia Brown's Spring Grove Farm 5215 Cople Hwy., Montross, VA, 22520.
Owner Address: 5215 Cople Hwy., P.O. Box 47
Montross, VA 22520
Owner Phone: 804-472-2869
Contact Name: Charlie Knoeller
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: VA Department of Forestry, PO Box 759
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Contact Phone: 804-443-2211
Contact Info: Measured in 2007 by Charlie Knoeller & Paul White at 362 points
Original Nominator(s): Virginia Brown