Common Name: water locust
Scientific Name: Gleditsia aquatica
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 65 in.
Height: 66 ft.
Crown: 50 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Keith Navia, Connie Reitz, Jeanette Navia, Shirley Devan
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: New species and state champion in 2009. Western most of two trees in the same location. 2018: Appears healthy and sound. It is being cared for by the Foundation staff. Very impressive thorns!
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg
Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.275768, -76.7042
Directions: About 550 feet from 425 N BOUNDARY ST, Williamsburg, VA 23815. Approximately 500 feet from the intersection of Henry St. and Lafayette St., across from Matthew Whaley school, between the railroad tracks and Lafayette Street.
Owner Address: PO Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Owner Phone: 888-293-1776
Contact Name: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Contact Phone: 888-293-1776
Contact Info: Carmean, Williamson, Wooley measured in 2009.
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Rollin Wooley