Common Name: dotted hawthorn
Scientific Name: Crataegus punctata
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 73 in.
Height: 33 ft.
Crown: 47 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Lara Johnson
Date First Measured: 2010
Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019 with another specimen located on the same hillside.
2020 Update: Tree continues to thrive. No apparent threats at this location. Trunk measured 1' above ground level due to low branches. This is the smallest girth of the main trunk between ground level and 4.5' above ground. Measurement excludes a root sucker that emerges from the main stem below ground line. Last measured in 2010 by Carmean, Williamson, Kirwan at 70", 29', 46', 111 points.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Grayson
Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
GPS Coordinates: 36.61295, -81.48164
Directions: Grayson Highlands State Park. About 200 ft. behind ranger station. One of two large hawthorns in a pasture.
Owner Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Owner Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Name: Marceia Holland
Contact Email: Marceia.Holland@dcr.virginia.gov
Contact Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Info: Marceia Holland - Park Manager - Grayson Highlands State Park
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson