Tree Information

Common Name: sweet cherry

Scientific Name: Prunus avium

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 1304

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 63 in.

Height: 126 ft.

Crown: 30 ft.

Points: 197

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Adam Downing and Dean Cumbia

Date First Measured: 2008


2021 update: This tree is no longer a national champion because its species is no longer eligible

Declared national champion in 2020. Appears healthy. It sits beside a stream that feeds into a water retention pond.

D. Cumbia Dec-16

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Orange

State Map

Land Owner: James Madison's Montpelier

GPS Coordinates: 38.2147, -78.1632

Directions: Park at the visitors center and go inside to ask for a trail map/brochure. From the front of the Visitors Center there is a pee-gravel path along the west end of the visitors center. Start on this walking past the lower end of the formal gardens towards and into the Landmark Forest on the Mountain Mill Road Trail and where the trail sign indicates, take the Poplar Run Loop. At the wooden bridge, cross the creek and the tree is directly in front of you with a trail maker painted on it.

Owner Address: 11407 Constitution Highway

Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Owner Phone: 540-672-2728

Contact Information

Contact Name: Robert Myers

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-672-2728

Contact Info: Robert Myers, Horticulturist


Original Nominator(s): Andrew Lee

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