Common Name: mountain-laurel
Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 38 in.
Height: 20 ft.
Crown: 16 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2013
Comments: The tree appears healthy and sound. Largest specimen of species ever documented in state as of 2020. Not currently recognized as national champion due to inadequate photo documentation of size.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Grayson
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 36.71573, -81.5302
Directions: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, 2.7 miles from the entrance of Hurricane Campground. Tree is approximately 125 feet from the road edge next to the stream. Another champion mountain-laurel is nearby.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson