Common Name: laurel oak
Scientific Name: Quercus laurifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 321 in.
Height: 77 ft.
Crown: 81 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Declared national co-champion in 2019 with another tree in Chesapeake. According to the owner, it was hit by lightning years ago and the center portion of the trunk decayed, leaving a large hollow. It was single trunked, but now appears separated in several places.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: Phillip Williams
GPS Coordinates: 36.5985, -76.37502
Directions: From Deep Creek, take RT. 17 south to Ballahack Rd (L). The tree location is approximately .25 miles on the left side of Ballahack Rd in the left front lawn area.
Owner Address: 5120 Ballahack Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Owner Phone: 757-544-8794
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson