Tree Information

Common Name: longleaf pine

Scientific Name: Pinus palustris

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 103 in.

Height: 101 ft.

Crown: 44 ft.

Points: 215

Date Last Measured: 2012

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Bobby Clontz, Kea Turner

Date First Measured: 2012

Comments: Declared national champ in 2017, but was dethroned in 2019 by larger tree in South Carolina. The tree appears healthy and sound. It exists because it is a line tree, next to a cut-over. Lightning could be a threat.

Gary Williamson December 2012

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Suffolk

State Map

Land Owner: James D. Wright & Walter H. Johnson

GPS Coordinates: 36.710544, -76.806401

Directions: At back of farm and cut-over. Southwest of overpass in Carrsville, VA.

Owner Address: 31045 Calosse Rd

Suffolk, VA 23437

Owner Phone: 757-512-7674

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Additional Information

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