Tree Information

Common Name: American holly

Scientific Name: Ilex opaca

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2119

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 143 in.

Height: 60 ft.

Crown: 58 ft.

Points: 218

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Jon and Yvonne Rockett

Date First Measured: 2013

2023 Comments: Tree is located in clear view in a hay field on the former land of Countess Judith Gyurky, whose colorful story about the history of Hungarian Warmblood horses and their introduction to America on this farm has been detailed in the book, "Mark of the Clover".The upper portion of the crown exhibits signs of dieback. There are also sucker sprouts. Most of the newer tree leaves are located in the lower 1/3 of the crown. Trunk circumference measured at 1.5' above ground due to multiple leaders.
2013 Comments: The tree is very healthy, and under a careful care regimen. Circumference 145 in, height 60 ft, crown 51 ft, 218 total points. Measured by Lisa Hogan and family.

Top: L. Hogan 2013. Middle & Bottom: J. Rockett 2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Albemarle

State Map

Land Owner: Portaferry Farm

GPS Coordinates: 38.01609, -78.74155

Owner Email:

Directions: It is on Route 692, 7200 Plank Road, near the Dick Woods intersection. Tree is located 3/10ths mile on north side of the driveway.

Owner Address: PO Box 59 7200 Plank Road

Batesville, VA 22924

Contact Information

Contact Name: Lisa Hogan

Contact Email:

Contact Address: Portaferry Farm PO Box 59 7200 Plank Road

Batesville, VA 22924


Original Nominator(s): Lisa Hogan

Other Nominators: Jason Hogan

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