Common Name: pear hawthorn Circumference: 26
Species: 1 Height: 17
Scientific Name: Crataegus calpodendron Crown: 28
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia Points: 50
Status: alive Last Measured: 2015
National Champion: yes Last Measured by: Rod Simmons and Greg Zell
Comments: The tree is growing in a high-quality forested natural area and is completely healthy. Pear hawthorn is a state-tracked S1 (critically imperiled) species.

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R. Simmons 15-Aug
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Alexandria Land Owner: Parkfairfax Community
GPS Coordinates: N38.83788 W77.07790 Owner Email:
Parkfairfax Woods ("600 Woods") midslope along the gravelly, colluvial hillside along Gunston Road bordering a small groundwater seep. My guess is that this old specimen has been happily thriving at this site for many decades. Pre-1950s when most of Arlington County and the western half of the City of Alexandria were heavily forested, pastured, and rural, there were probably more of these around, with extant ones like this all probably surviving relics from that time.

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Contact Name: Rod Simmons Permission to Advertise: Yes
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Original Nominator(s): Rod Simmons and Greg Zell
Other Nominators: City of Alexandria Arborist Office