Tree Information

Common Name: evergreen bayberry

Scientific Name: Morella caroliniensis (syn. Myrica caroliniensis)

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Database ID: 2312

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 6 in.

Height: 14 ft.

Crown: 14 ft.

Points: 24

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.

G. Williamson Jan-15

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Newport News

State Map

Land Owner: The Mariners' Museum and Park

GPS Coordinates: 37.04585, -76.48298

Owner Email:

Directions: The colony 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 Information

Contact Name: Dave Kennedy

Contact Email:

Contact Info: Dave Kennedy is the Park Operations Manager for The Mariners’ Museum and Park. Other contacts: Erica Deale,; Graham King,


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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