Tree Information

Common Name: hazel alder

Scientific Name: Alnus serrulata

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1269

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 46 in.

Height: 32 ft.

Crown: 53 ft.

Points: 94

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Dylan Kania, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2008

2023 Comments: Composite trunk measurement of 46". This measurement is comprised of the 5 largest stems measured at 4.5' above ground, which were 24", 23", 19", 18", and 18" in girth.
2019 Comments: Declared national champion in 2016, but was dethroned in 2019 because measurements have not been updated within the last 10 years.
2008 Comments: The tree appears healthy and safe in its streamside location. It is part of a very large clump. Circumference of the largest stem was measured and crown spread of the entire clump. Trunk circumference 29 in, height 44 ft, crown 47 ft, 85 points. Measured by Byron Carmean.

Top: B. Carmean 2008 Middle & Bottom: G. Williamson 2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Northampton

State Map

Land Owner: Eyre Hall Land Trust LLC

GPS Coordinates: 37.311027, -75.963234

Directions: Eyre Hall Plantation. 3215 Eyre Hall Drive, Cheriton, VA 23316. Tree is 50 feet north of Eyrehall Drive and 200 feet west of Lankford Highway (US 13) in the drainage.

Owner Address: PO Box 395

Eastville, VA 23347

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588

Contact Info: H. Furlong Baldwin was contact for property back in 2008.


Original Nominator(s): Byron & Jean Carmean and Gary Williamson

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