Tree Information

Common Name: dwarf hackberry

Scientific Name: Celtis pumila (syn. Celtis tenuifolia)

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2570

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 66 in.

Height: 42 ft.

Crown: 50 ft.

Points: 121

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Greg Zell

Date First Measured: 2017

Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized in 2019 as co-champion with another specimen in Alexandria, VA. Tree appears healthy and well cared for in safe location. One of trees noted on MacMillan's 1960 survey of Arlington National Cemetery, this specimen has grown very little in the past 57 years. Quadrant photos of the trunk are in digital records. Two other C. tenuifolia are growing near this specimen.

Greg Zell Dec-17

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Arlington

State Map

Land Owner: Arlington National Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: 38.87152, -77.0669

Owner Email:

Directions: Tree is located within the grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery. It lies on Soldier's Hill off of Jessup Drive.

Owner Address: ANC, Bld. 123, Office #218

Arlington, VA 22211

Owner Phone: 703-614-0554

Contact Information

Contact Name: Stephen Van Hoven

Contact Email:

Contact Address: ANC, Bld. 123, Office #218

Arlington, VA 22211

Contact Phone: 703-614-0554

Contact Info: Stephen Van Hoven, Chief of Horticulture Division, Arlington National Cemetery


Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell, Stephen Van Hoven, Gregory Huse

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