Tree Information

Common Name: sassafras

Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1760

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 Jul-20

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:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


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

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