Common Name: red mulberry
Scientific Name: Morus rubra
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Status: not top 3
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 188 in.
Height: 32 ft.
Crown: 71 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Greg Zell
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Old age specimen used as children's climbing tree. Specimen is mostly prostrate and central trunk has split into two sections connected by steel bar. The two sections are completely separated but may share root stock. In good overall condition considering past physical damage. Trees like this often continue to live for many years. Method of measuring trunk circumference is debatable. Choice was to measure each trunk at 4.5' along their main axis and then calculate a functional circumference using the two measurements. Measuring only the largest of the two trunks at 4.5' along the axis of leaning trunk resulted in circumference of 114". In addition, upon close observation of features, it is susopected that this specimen may be a hybrid between M. rubra and M. alba.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Henrico
Land Owner: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
GPS Coordinates: 37.62300, -77.47088
Owner Email: email@example.com
Directions: Located within the botanical gardens, inside a children's play area, adjacent to the public restroom facility. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
Owner Address: 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Owner Phone: 804-262-9887
Contact Name: John Morse, Dir. of Horticulture
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 804-262-9887 Ext. 241
Contact Info: Jeff and Judy Kirwan measured in 2007
Original Nominator(s): Nancy Ross Hugo