Common Name: silverbell
Scientific Name: Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera (syn. Halesia carolina often misapplied)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 86 in.
Height: 48 ft.
Crown: 34 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2012
Last Measured by: Landon Webb and Brittney Chitwood
Date First Measured: 1978
Comments: Declared national champion in 2017, but dethroned in 2020 by bigger tree in Tennessee. Healthy, yes; Endangered, no. House was built in 1853. A much smaller tree is located nearby at Sabot Hill Farm, but no map is provided. Tree had an ID tag placed on it when last measured. Tag is nearly scarred over.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Goochland
Land Owner: Louisa Preston
GPS Coordinates: 37.609, -77.738
Directions: Tree is located behind main house down brick road at Ben Dover Farm.
Owner Address: 80 Ben Dover Lane
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Owner Phone: 804-784-5020
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Leon App, Samuel R. Barkley