Common Name: European hornbeam
Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 209 in.
Height: 67 ft.
Crown: 78 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2011
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Carrie Blair, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2011
Comments: Two large hornbeams flank the slope at the front of Rosemont Manor. They were likely planted about 200 years ago when the home was constructed. Tree was thought to be an American hornbeam for many years and was crowned the national champion. State of Vermont contested the species identification and asked for a tissue sample. They determined it was European hornbeam. Located at historic Rosemont Manor. History of the estate is here.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Clarke
Land Owner: William Genda
GPS Coordinates: 39.156847, -77.992763
Directions: Rosemont Manor, to the left as one exits front door of the Manor on the slope.
Owner Address: 16 Rosemont Manor Ln
Berryville, VA 22611
Owner Phone: 540-955-2834
Contact Name: William Genda
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Carrie Blair, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson