Tree Information

Common Name: American elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus americana

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1124

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 240 in.

Height: 115 ft.

Crown: 105 ft.

Points: 381

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Bob Vickers and Jack Gurney

Date First Measured: 2007

2023 comments: Tree remains healthy and robust. Trunk was measured at 2.5' due to trunk irregularity. Tree has two dead branches on the trunk at 3.5' above ground that obstruct trunk measurement at 4.5' above ground. Above those branches the trunk is a single leader up to about 10' above ground where the trunk diverges into several large stems.
2015 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 (low branches) that require the trunk to be measured at about 2.5' above ground level. Measured in 2015 by Robert Vickers.

R. Vickers 10/16/2023

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.

Owner Phone: 434-295-6106

Contact Information

Contact Name: Bob Vickers

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 312 Springdale Rd.

Great Falls, VA 22066


Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers

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