Common Name: fire cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus pensylvanica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2625
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 36 in.
Height: 62 ft.
Crown: 25 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Eric Wiseman and John Peterson
Date First Measured: 2019
2021 update: This tree was crowned national co-champion by American Forests in 2021
New state champ in 2019. Species identification verified by Virginia Tech dendrologist. Tree has a nice structural form. Dominant central leader and balanced crown. There is a smaller fire cherry about 20' from it. Deep in a rhododendron thicket. Will need to take a height pole in order to take an offset height measurement with the laser hypsometer because you cannot see the peak of the crown and the base of the trunk from a single vantage point.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Giles
Land Owner: Mountain Lake Conservancy
GPS Coordinates: 37.358628, -80.533433
Directions: On the east side of Mountain Lake. Along the Indian Trail. Depart the lodge and walk down to the main dock at the south end of the lake bed. Walk along Indian Trail for about 0.23 miles. Tree is to the left (west) of the trail, about 40 feet into a rhododendron thicket and near the lake bed, where there is a dog leg in the trail.
Owner Address: 115 HOTEL CIR
PEMBROKE, VA 24136-3055
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Eric Wiseman and John Peterson