Tree Information

Common Name: mimosa

Scientific Name: Albizia julibrissin

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 1440

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 144 in.

Height: 54 ft.

Crown: 93 ft.

Points: 221

Date Last Measured: 2019

Last Measured by: Jason Sprouls, Byron Carmean

Date First Measured: 2009

Comments: Recognized as national champion in 2019, but the species is not listed in the 2020 register, perhaps due to invasive status of species. The tree is continuing to grow and appears to still be healthy. There was some minor dieback in the lower crown, but it was likely due to the mature age of the tree. The trunk circumference was measured at 2.5 feet above ground level to adjust for the swelling of the trunk from low branches.

Top. 2009. Byron Carmean. Bottom. 2019. Jason Sprouls.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

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Land Owner: Kris and Paula Drew

GPS Coordinates: 36.736843, -76.029594

Owner Email: private

Directions: The tree is located at the owner's address near the property line of the neighbor to the east. The tree is slightly northwest of Golfwatch Lane.

Owner Address: 2104 Golfwatch Ln

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Owner Phone: private

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Tom Carroll, Tim Knuckols, Gary Williamson

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