Common Name: eastern redcedar
Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 223 in.
Height: 60 ft.
Crown: 57 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2021
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2005
Comments: Located on Wiggins 4-J Farm, a "Virginia Century Farm", circa 1750.
Tree has co-dominant leaders that were fused and grafted to one another at time of nomination in 2005, and the common girth of the two leaders was measured at that time. Since then, weather and crown mass have split the two leaders back apart and they now have an air gap between them beyond 5' above ground. The bark inclusion between the stems extends down to ground line. It is difficult to surmise whether this is a tree from a single seed. The stems are of equal girth, height, and spread, which suggests a single seedling was damaged early in life and produced two leaders. Given its location in an ancient fence row, it may have been cut back as a seedling during fence maintenance long ago.
At 4.5 feet, the tape wrap around both stems was 242". Each stem measured individually at this height was 132" and 180". The composite circumference of these stems is 223".
Tree was previously measured at 224", 68', 49' and 304 points in 2009 by Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: Joe Nye Wiggins
GPS Coordinates: 36.607156, -76.930937
Directions: Route 258, south of junction with route 189.
Owner Address: 30149 Smiths Ferry Rd
Franklin, VA 23851
Owner Phone: 757-562-6189
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson