Common Name: mountain-laurel
Scientific Name: Kalmia latifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 37 in.
Height: 19 ft.
Crown: 21 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2013
Comments: Declared national champion in 2020. The tree appears extremely old and hollow. The crown seems reasonably healthy, but not vigorous.
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