Common Name: pitch pine
Scientific Name: Pinus rigida
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 146 in.
Height: 74 ft.
Crown: 43 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2011
Last Measured by: Rod Simmons, Greg Zell
Date First Measured: 2011
Comments: Unusual multi-trunk (5 stems) Pitch Pine growing on dry hillside above depression wetlands within Accotink stream valley. This old age pine is most likely a stump sprout that was originally cut to establish grazing or pasture land. One of the five main stems has been sheared off, but the tree remains healthy, growing within protected parkland.
Current all-time species champion.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Fairfax
Land Owner: Fairfax County Park Authority
GPS Coordinates: 38.85368, -77.2417
Owner Email: Charles.Smith@fairfaxcounty.gov
Directions: Eakin Park at Tobin Rd. entrance.
Owner Address: FCPA, 12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA, 22035
Contact Name: Rod Simmons, Greg Zell
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 2900 Business Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA, 22314
Original Nominator(s): Rod Simmons, Greg Zell