Tree Information

Common Name: winged elm

Scientific Name: Ulmus alata

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1239

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 180 in.

Height: 95 ft.

Crown: 83 ft.

Points: 296

Date Last Measured: 2018

Last Measured by: James Schroering and Jim Blackwell

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: Declared national champion in 2009.

2018 update: I would say that the roots are not eroded, as much as the tree was apparently pushed severely (roots sprung) many, many years ago, probably due to a hurricane. The current landowner (Johnny Nelson) has lived there 30+ years and he said the tree looked like that when he moved in. I would rate the tree as very old, but relatively healthy.

J. Schroering 11/26/2018

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Hopewell

State Map

Land Owner: John Nelson and Bridget Nelson

GPS Coordinates: 37.31391, -77.27534

Directions: At the owner's address in the back of the residence, easily visible from the street.

Owner Address: 1010 Maplewood Avenue

Hopewell, VA 23860

Contact Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Contact Info: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson measured in 2007.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Additional Information

I.D. Fact Sheet

Landowner Fact Sheet

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