Common Name: witch-hazel
Scientific Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2489
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 31 in.
Height: 32 ft.
Crown: 38 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, Jeff Kirwan
Date First Measured: 2016
2021 update: This tree was crowned national co-champion by American Forests in 2021
Declared national co-champion in 2017, but dethroned in 2019 for unknown reason. The tree appears healthy and sound. It should be safe where it grows.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Smyth
Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
GPS Coordinates: 36.93159, -81.83057
Directions: Clinch Mountain Wildlife Mgt. Area. On the bank below Big Tumbling Creek Road and above Tumbling Creek Channel. Visible from the road.
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, Jeff Kirwan, Gary Williamson