Common Name: American elm
Scientific Name: Ulmus americana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 252 in.
Height: 110 ft.
Crown: 116 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Declared national co-champion in 2020 with a tree in Maryland. This tree was originally nominated circa 1980s, when it was a state co-champion. First measured at 209", 108', 105', 343 points. Kirwan and Carmean measured in 2007 at 374 points. Alex Darr measured in 2011 at 379 points. Hard copy record on file. Tree seems to be thriving. May be threatened if the adjacent commercial parcel gets redeveloped.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: City Of Chesapeake School Board
GPS Coordinates: 36.74388, -76.34541
Directions: Located at 200 N. George Washington Hwy. at Deep Creek, VA, next to gas station and on the grounds of Deep Creek Secep Center (old school building. This tree is on unrestricted public property. Quite visible from the street. Very close to the property line of an adjacent commercial parcel.
Owner Address: 1021 Great Bridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23320-6615
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Richard Salzer