Common Name: evergreen bayberry
Scientific Name: Morella caroliniensis (syn. Myrica caroliniensis)
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 7 in.
Height: 14 ft.
Crown: 10 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2015 and recognized as national co-champion in 2019 with another specimen in the same location. It appears healthy and sound. It is a member of a a large stand at this location.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Newport News
Land Owner: The Mariners' Museum and Park
GPS Coordinates: 37.04585, -76.48298
Owner Email: www.marinersmuseum.org
Directions: The stand is approximately 200 feet north of oak tree overlook. Marker on the slope (west facing) above lake (Noland Trail).
Owner Address: 100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA 23606
Owner Phone: 757-596-2222
Contact Name: Dave Kennedy
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Info: Dave Kennedy is the Park Operations Manager for The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Other contacts: Erica Deale, email@example.com; Graham King, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson