Tree Information

Common Name: swamp chestnut oak

Scientific Name: Quercus michauxii

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 276 in.

Height: 123 ft.

Crown: 109 ft.

Points: 426

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Mik Lestyan, Susan French, Byron Carmean

Date First Measured: 1990

Comments: Declared national champion in 2017 and recognized in 2019 as national co-champion, sharing title with tree in Indiana. In 2020 was sole national champion. Tree appears healthy.

M. Lestyan January 2017

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

State Map

Land Owner: City of Virginia Beach

GPS Coordinates: 36.76613, -76.16798

Directions: Located at the Stumpy Lake Natural Area (a 1,400-acre city-owned property). North end of Stumpy Lake Golf Course, in wooded area approximately 200 ft. into woods, west of the 6th fairway.

Owner Address: 4797 Indian River Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Contact Information

Contact Name: Michael T. Moore

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 2289 Lynhaven Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Contact Phone: 757-385-2080

Contact Info: Susan French, city arborist,, 757-385-4076 Another contact: Pat Dolan,


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

Additional Information

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