Tree Information

Common Name: Chinese privet

Scientific Name: Ligustrum sinense

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 1206

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 74 in.

Height: 26 ft.

Crown: 27 ft.

Points: 107

Date Last Measured: 2018

Last Measured by: Lisa Deaton

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: One of a pair of privets on the same property. This is the one on the left as facing house. Both have been repeatedly cut back by the power company reducing their height, but they continue to grow back. This one scores scores highest of the two in current condition. It has a hollow in the trunk about 5' above ground where there is a proliferation of branches. It has Japanese hornets nesting inside and a Royal Paulownia seedling growing out of the trunk cavity. The westernmost privet (right as facing house), closer to the power pole, is more sound and will likely live longer. House was constructed in 1940, so this tree could be up to 70 years old. Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson measured in 2007.

Lisa Deaton 9/20/2018

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Gloucester

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Land Owner: Private

GPS Coordinates: 37.502863, -76.480481

Directions: Physical address. 8408 Dutton Rd., Gloucester, VA 23050. In front of house near driveway.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Lisa Deaton

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 7064 Ware House Rd

Gloucester, VA 23061

Contact Phone: 804-929-7076


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

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