Tree Information

Common Name: silverbell

Scientific Name: Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera (syn. Halesia carolina)

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1095

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 55 in.

Height: 28 ft.

Crown: 32 ft.

Points: 91

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: James Schroering

Date First Measured: 2007

2023 update: The tree was severely pruned in 2022 (second photo). The tree is showing signs of decay in the older wood, but it also had vigorous sprouting in parts of the crown (third photo). Trunk measured near ground line below branching of multiple stems.

2007 update: Measured by Jeff Kirwan and Byron Carmean. Circumference 33", height 33', and crown width of 45'. Total of 99 points.

J. Kirwan (top, 2007) J. Schroering (bottom 2, 2023)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Prince George

State Map

Land Owner: Upper Brandon Farms, LLC

GPS Coordinates: 37.288787, -77.027673

Directions: Upper Brandon Plantation. Next to road leading up to house.

Owner Address: 1802 Upper Brandon Road

Spring Grove, VA 23881

Owner Phone: Private

Contact Information

Contact Name: Jim Schroering

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 804-704-0103


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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