Tree Information

Common Name: swamp black tupelo

Scientific Name: Nyssa biflora

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2004

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 206 in.

Height: 116 ft.

Crown: 54 ft.

Points: 336

Date Last Measured: 2013

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2013

Comments: Declared national co-champion in 2013 and recognized in 2020 as national co-champion with a tree in Suffolk, VA. The tree appears healthy, but has a hollow in its base and some storm damage in crown.

Gary Williamson January 2013

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: Unknown - Possibly Northwest Baptist Church

GPS Coordinates: 36.56345, -76.23163

Directions: East side of Ballahack Rd near Northwest Baptist Church in swamp forest north of church approx. 220 yards. Visible from road in winter. Possibly owned by Northwest Baptist Church.

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, Gary Williamson

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