Tree Information

Common Name: sand hickory

Scientific Name: Carya pallida

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1713

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 158 in.

Height: 91 ft.

Crown: 75 ft.

Points: 268

Date Last Measured: 2021

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Jean Carmean & David Carmean

Date First Measured: 2010

Comments: As of 2021, tree appears very healthy and should remain safe from harm. Tree was vandalized about 30 years ago, but is OK now. Identification verified by Gary Fleming, Virginia Natural Heritage Program.

Tree was last measured at 153", 85', 64' and 254 points by Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Gary Fleming in 2010.

Top. Gary Williamson. 2010. Bottom. Lisa Deaton. April 2022.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Mathews

State Map

Land Owner: Gwynns Island Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: 37.499816, -76.294794

Directions: Gwynns Island Cemetery. State route 633, near foot of cemetery, Grimstead, VA. Tree is approx. 40-50 ft. from 633 and is the largest tree in the cemetery.

Grimstead, VA 23064

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, Gary Williamson, and Gary Fleming

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