Common Name: baldcypress
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 520 in.
Height: 84 ft.
Crown: 30 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 1986
Comments: Another of the "turnip tree" baldcypress, so-called because of the substantial swelling of the annually submerged trunk base. The tree was remeasured in 2016 at a very low stage of the river, increasing the trunk score substantially and increasing the tree from 557 points to 612 points.
Current all-time species champion.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: International Paper
GPS Coordinates: 36.77086, -77.16585
Directions: Carey's Bridge Boat Ramp on the Nottoway River off of Route 653.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson