|Common Name: pear hawthorn||Circumference: 26|
|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.
R. Simmons August 2015
|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.
|Contact Name: Rod Simmons||Permission to Advertise: Yes|
|Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Contact Address:
|Original Nominator(s): Rod Simmons and Greg Zell|
|Other Nominators: City of Alexandria Arborist Office|