Common Name: sweet cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus avium
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 63 in.
Height: 126 ft.
Crown: 30 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Adam Downing and Dean Cumbia
Date First Measured: 2008
Comments: Declared national champion in 2020. Appears healthy. It sits beside a stream that feeds into a water retention pond.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Orange
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 Name: Robert Myers
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 540-672-2728
Contact Info: Robert Myers, Horticulturist
Original Nominator(s): Andrew Lee