Common Name: American hornbeam
Scientific Name: Carpinus caroliniana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 100 in.
Height: 78 ft.
Crown: 36 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Jason Sprouls, Kyle Dingus
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: The tree is in good health and still producing fruits despite its very mature age. There was an abundant amount of sapsucker damage and some foliage damage present, neither appear to be impacting the tree's health. The growth habit of this tree is atypical for the species. In the past the trunk circumference was measured near ground line. We determined this was an unfair comparison with other trees of this species, so we opted to measure both leaders at 4.5' above ground and calculate a composite circumference, which resulted in a smaller measurement and reduced score.
Greatest size: 127" ground circumference, 75' height, 55' crown, and totaling 216 points. Making it the all-time champion for its species.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Loudoun
Land Owner: Oatlands Plantation (National Trust Historical Reserve)
GPS Coordinates: 39.04113, -77.61847
Directions: As you approach residence, the tree is located to the right of driveway in the picnic area.
Owner Address: 20815 Oatlands Plantation Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan