Tree Information

Common Name: Hercules' club

Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 48 in.

Height: 20 ft.

Crown: 36 ft.

Points: 77

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2008

Comments: National champ in 2017, but dethroned in 2018, and regained crown in 2019. The tree appears very healthy and sound. Trunk circumference measured 1' above ground because trunk splits above this level.

Byron Carmean November 2017

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Northampton

State Map

Land Owner: Fishermans Island National Wildlife Refuge

GPS Coordinates: 37.09805, -75.97626

Directions: On the west side of island near the top of WW2 bunker east of main path and approximately 300 yards from the entrance on Rt 13.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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