Common Name: painted buckeye
Scientific Name: Aesculus sylvatica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 48 in.
Height: 62 ft.
Crown: 48 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2008
Comments: This is a former national champion that was dethroned in 2016 because of forked trunk. However the tree has all indications that it formed from a single seed. When remeasured in 2017, the circumference of the largest stem was measured at 4.5' above ground line. This measurement adjustment regained its recognition as the national champion in 2019. The smallest common circumference of the stems above ground line is 82", which would put the score at 156 points. It is exceptionally healthy and sound. This species was previously unknown from Sussex County, VA.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Sussex
Land Owner: Commonwealth of Virginia
GPS Coordinates: 36.94186, -77.19839
Directions: Approximately 1.5 miles SE of Homeville, VA on south edge of state-owned wetland mitigation site on slope above tupelo slough. Nearest address is 13201 Mill Ln, Waverly, VA 23890.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Robin Beldenbaugh, Bobby Clontz, Gary Williamson