Tree Information

Common Name: northern bayberry

Scientific Name: Morella pensylvanica (syn. Myrica pensylvanica)

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1983

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 28 in.

Height: 11 ft.

Crown: 19 ft.

Points: 44

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Victoria Reed and Mary Robinson

Date First Measured: 2013

2023 comments: Main trunk almost completely covered by sand dune; Tree appears to be dying, has very few leaves and branches are extremely brittle.
2013 comments: The tree appears healthy and sound. Measured in 2013 by Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Vickie Shafer. Circumference 23", Height 12', Crown 29', Points 42.

N. Alley 10/21/2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach

State Map

Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

GPS Coordinates: 36.57913, -75.87877

Directions: Wash woods area of False Cape State Park, west of maritime trail on sand dune.

Owner Address: 4001 Sandpiper Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Contact Information

Contact Name: Nathan Alley

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Vickie Shafer

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