Tree Information

Common Name: European beech

Scientific Name: Fagus sylvatica

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 1735

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 171 in.

Height: 80 ft.

Crown: 69 ft.

Points: 268

Date Last Measured: 2020

Last Measured by: Jared Manzo

Date First Measured: 2010

Comments: From Wikipedia: The Tuleyries is an ante-bellum estate near White Post, Virginia. The complex was built around 1833 by Colonel Joseph Tuley, Jr., who made the name a pun on his name and the Tuileries Palace. The house is a late Federal style mansion with a domed entrance hall. The house was sold by the Tuley family to Colonel Upton L. Boyce in 1866. In 1903 the property was acquired by Graham F. Blandy, who left over two-thirds of the land to the University of Virginia on his death in 1926. That land is now known as the Blandy Experimental Farm and The Virginia State Arboretum. The remaining property and house remained in the Blandy family.[3] As well as twenty acres of lawn and garden the property includes a further three hundred and eighty six acres of forest and farm. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

2020 Update: Tree is in good condition. Trunk circumference listed here was measured at 4.5' above ground. Also measured the circumference at 3' which is the slimmest part of the trunk overall, and measured 162"". Both measurements differ from previous measurement of 180"" circumference.

J. Manzo 6/19/2020

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Clarke

State Map

Land Owner: Elsie W. Thompson and Wilson Orme

GPS Coordinates: 39.06491, -78.07014

Directions: At Tuleyries, the estate next to Blandy State Arboretum, in side yard next to other copper beech. Near this address: 1266 Westfield Farm Ln, White Post, VA 22663. The tree is southwest of mansion.

Owner Address: PO Box A

White Post, VA 22663

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588

Contact Info: Marcel Boo, Box A, White Post, VA 22663, Jared Manzo contact info on file.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan

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