Common Name: American beech
Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 224 in.
Height: 90 ft.
Crown: 110 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Lane Dellinger, Kevin Sigmon, and Eric Wiseman
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Recognized as national champion in 2019. Trunk circumference measured ~30" above root collar because swell of scaffold branch was present at 4.5'. Measured in 2009 by Carmean and Williamson at 226" circumference, 90' height, 117' crown, and totaling 345 points.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: New Kent
Land Owner: Clynt Parrish
GPS Coordinates: 37.52135, -77.07566
Directions: Front yard at land owner's residence. Can't miss it.
Owner Address: 8201 Vineyards Parkway
New Kent, VA 23124
Owner Phone: 804-339-9229
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson