Tree Information

Common Name: sassafras

Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 169 in.

Height: 67 ft.

Crown: 56 ft.

Points: 250

Date Last Measured: 2020

Last Measured by: Lara Johnson

Date First Measured: 2010

Comments: 2020 Update: Tree has significant crown dieback and decline. Measured in 2010 by Carmean and Williamson at 158", 65', 49', 235 points.

L. Johnson July 2020

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Suffolk

State Map


Land Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stephenson

GPS Coordinates: 36.8704, -76.48312

Directions: At the owner's address in the center of the front lawn area (Bennetts Creek side), approximately 30' from the creek edge.

Owner Address: 5972 Bennetts Creek Lane

Suffolk, VA 23435

Owner Phone: 757-484-0915


Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email: rockplantrn@gmail.com

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Nominators

Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Mitchell Norman


Additional Information

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