Common Name: hophornbeam
Scientific Name: Ostrya virginiana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 64 in.
Height: 67 ft.
Crown: 37 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national champion in 2019, but dethroned in 2020 by larger tree in Maine. The tree appears healthy and sound. It grows on conservation land, so it should be protected.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: City of Chesapeake
GPS Coordinates: 36.59752, -76.22439
Directions: South side of St. Brides Road, along the drainage of the north branch of the Northwest River. Site is on the east side of the river near the junction with E/W Tributary.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson