Tree Information

Common Name: loblolly bay

Scientific Name: Gordonia lasianthus

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Database ID: 1214

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 98 in.

Height: 26 ft.

Crown: 27 ft.

Points: 131

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Renee Frith

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: This is the larger of two trees growing at this site. Trunk circumference measured at 1' above ground due to forked trunk. Height measured with digital clinometer. Va. Beach Tree Stewards measured in 2007.

R. Frith May-17

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Norfolk

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Land Owner: Norfolk Botanical Garden

GPS Coordinates: 36.90669, -76.19724

Directions: Flowering Arboretum across from Butterfly Restroom at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Owner Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Rd

Norfolk, VA 23518

Owner Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Information

Contact Name: Carl Simmons

Contact Email:

Contact Address:

Contact Phone: 757-441-5830 (ext. 4

Contact Info: Carl Simmons is Curator of Woody Plants. Paul Ziegler contact information in private comments.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Va Beach Tree Stewards

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