Common Name: osage-orange Circumference: 328
Species: Height: 65
Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera Crown: 93
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America Points: 416
Status: alive Last Measured: 2017
National Champion: yes Last Measured by: Eric Wiseman and David Formella
Comments: Located on the grounds of the Patrick Henry National Memorial, owned by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. Patrick Henry purchased Red Hill Plantation at his retirement in 1794 and occupied it until his death in 1799. The tree is rumored to be over 300 years old and a favorite resting spot of Patrick Henry in his retirement years, but there is no documentation of the tree's age. Due to the tree's atypical trunk comprising multiple stems, it was remeasured in 2017 under the advisement of American Forests using an alternative trunk measuring technique. As a result, the tree decreased in points from 431 to 416. Documentation of these measurements is on file with the VA Big Tree Program.

Alex Cassell 2016
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Charlotte Land Owner: Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
GPS Coordinates: N 37.03243 W 78.89777 Owner Email:
Actually located "behind the house" because the original entryway to the house was from the Staunton River. However, the tree now appears to be "in front of the house" because it is conspicuous as you approach the house from the visitor's center.

Owner Address:
1250 Red Hill Rd
Brookneal, VA 24528-3302

Owner Phone: 434-376-2044
Contact Information
Contact Name: Hope Marstin Permission to Advertise: Yes
Contact Email: Contact Address:
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA 24528-3302
Contact Phone: 434-376-2044
Contact Info:
Original Nominator(s): Mabel O. Bellwood
Other Nominators: John McCormick