Tree Information

Common Name: shining sumac

Scientific Name: Rhus copallinum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2450

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 23 in.

Height: 30 ft.

Crown: 18 ft.

Points: 58

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2016

2023 comments: Circumference was measured below the fork in the trunk at 1'. The tree appears to be healthy and sound.
2016 comments: The tree seems healthy and is in a protected location. Became state co-champ in 2022 when former champ in Brunswick County died. Measured in 2016 by Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson. Circumference: 32", Height: 21', Crown: 18', Points: 58.

Top image: Gary Williamson
Bottom image: B. Carmean
Top image: 7/18/2016
Bottom image: 10/09/2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: Cavalier Mazda

GPS Coordinates: 36.79494, -76.23663

Directions: Tree is growing at the land owner's address on the southeast side of the building next to the detailing department of Cavalier Mazda on slope of drainage canal.

Owner Address: 1552 S. Military HWY.

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

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