Tree Information

Common Name: American elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus americana

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 240 in.

Height: 130 ft.

Crown: 105 ft.

Points: 396

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Robert Vickers

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: Tree is along the Potomac River, surrounded by other big trees, and is very healthy. Not recognized as national champion due to irregular trunk.

Bob Vickers: Sept 2007 (left) and Nov 2015 (right)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Fairfax

State Map

Land Owner: The Nature Conservancy

GPS Coordinates: 39.050963, -77.304379

Directions: Located on the Potomac River in Great Falls. South side of Potomac Heritage Trail near the eastern edge of the Nature Conservancy Fraser Preserve.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Bob Vickers

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 312 Springdale Rd.

Great Falls, VA 22066


Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers

Additional Information

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