Common Name: swamp black tupelo
Scientific Name: Nyssa biflora
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 206 in.
Height: 110 ft.
Crown: 64 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Tim McCormic, Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2014
Comments: Recognized in 2020 as national co-champion with a tree in Chesapeake, VA. The tree appears very healthy for its apparent old age. There is an American holly growing in a crotch approximately 35-40 feet up in the crown.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Suffolk
Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
GPS Coordinates: 36.57579, -76.90253
Directions: South Quay Sandhills Nature Area Preserve.
Owner Address: 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Owner Phone: 757-925-2318
Contact Name: Darren Loomis
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 757-925-2318
Contact Info: Darren Loomis, SE Region Steward Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural Heritage Suffolk, VA
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Tim McCormic, Gary Williamson