Common Name: Carolina hemlock
Scientific Name: Tsuga caroliniana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 78 in.
Height: 67 ft.
Crown: 27 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2021
Last Measured by: John Peterson
Date First Measured: 2011
Comments: John and Amber Mills (father/daughter) found Carolina hemlocks while hiking in the area, and contacted big tree volunteers for help measuring. In 2021, tree lost half its crown two years ago when a codominant leader broke out of it. Some adelgid damage. Could not access branches to see if there is an active infestation.
Tree was previously measured in 2011 by Jeff Kirwan at 72", 76', 36', 157 points
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Montgomery
Land Owner: The Nature Conservancy
GPS Coordinates: 37.13077, -80.18767
Directions: Bottom Creek Gorge Preserve. This is one of two large Carolina hemlocks located at the GPS waypoint. Take the entrance road into Bottom Creek Gorge area. Trees are on a ridge to the right before reaching the information kiosk. Map on file.
Owner Phone: 276-676-2209
Contact Name: Greg Meade
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 276-676-2209
Contact Info: John Mills,John.Mills@esi.net,540-721-5595; Fred Cramer, 540-890-8026; Butch Kelly, 540-384-7429, email@example.com.
Original Nominator(s): John Mills, Butch Kelly, Fred Cramer