Common Name: eastern cottonwood
Scientific Name: Populus deltoides ssp. deltoides
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 303 in.
Height: 123 ft.
Crown: 101 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Alice Kopinitz, Ricklin Brown, Seig Kopinitz, Jeanette Navia, Keith Navia
Date First Measured: 2008
Comments: A massive triple-stemmed tree. Appears very healthy and sound. Because the trunk diverges into three stems around standard height (4.5') and the three stems orient outward, the trunk was measured at its smallest circumference between ground level and standard height.
As of 2020, it is the largest specimen of the species ever documented by the Virginia Big Tree Program.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg
Land Owner: City of Williamsburg
GPS Coordinates: 37.26703, -76.70386
Directions: Located in Bicentennial Park, at the corner of the lawn area at the junction of Newport Avenue and Nassau Street. It stands alone on this corner. This tree is on unrestricted public property.
Contact Name: Alice Kopinitz
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 4021 Oakwood Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Contact Phone: 757-565-1753
Contact Info: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson measured in 2008.
Original Nominator(s): Bryron Carmean and Gary Williamson