Common Name: American mountain-ash
Scientific Name: Sorbus americana
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 73 in.
Height: 24 ft.
Crown: 22 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Eric Wiseman and John Peterson
Date First Measured: 2019
Comments: Declared national champion in 2020. One of the better condition Sorbus in the area. Has two primary trunks. Measurement used here for scoring was the fused trunk base at 1.5' above ground line. Also measured the two primary trunks separately above the fork at 2' above ground line: 56" and 34".
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Grayson
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 36.65667, -81.53767
Directions: Appalachian Trail. About 100 yards down into the expansive bald below the Appalachian Trail as it runs from the Mount Rogers Spur Trail toward the Thomas Knob Shelter. Thigh high brambles would make the walk to the tree difficult during any season but winter. One of several weather-beaten Sorbus scattered across this bald.
Contact Name: Eric Wiseman
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: Dept. of Forest Resources
Blacksburg VA 24061
Contact Phone: 540-231-5148
Original Nominator(s): Eric Wiseman and John Peterson