Common Name: Japanese chestnut
Scientific Name: Castanea crenata
Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 161 in.
Height: 45 ft.
Crown: 40 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Robert Vickers
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Confirming the identity of this tree was very difficult. Experts at both Virginia Tech and The American Chestnut Foundation examined leaves and twigs from the tree. Preliminary identification at Virginia Tech was Castanea sativa. The American Chestnut Foundation concluded Castanea crenata, based in part on the fact that the tree is very aged and has no indications of chestnut blight.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Loudoun
Land Owner: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
GPS Coordinates: 39.11885, -77.56139
Owner Email: saintjohnleesburg.org
Directions: Tree is located on the grounds of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg. Tree is just north of a spring house at a sharp turn of Church Street, entering the grounds from the south.
Owner Address: 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Owner Phone: 703-777-1317
Contact Name: Robert Vickers
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 312 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers