Common Name: fire cherry
Scientific Name: Prunus pensylvanica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: no
Circumference: 45 in.
Height: 51 ft.
Crown: 27 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: John Seiler
Date First Measured: 2019
Comments: John Seiler of Virginia Tech noticed the union of the codominant leaders had begun to deteriorate due to sapwood rot. One leader failed during 2020 and the second leader failed during 2021. The hope is to cultivate a stump sprout into a new leader.
Tree was grown from seed by the owner. One side of dominant stem is infected with a canker, which has killed cambium. A composite measurement was calculated for the trunk using measurements of each stem at 4.5' above ground (33" and 31").
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Montgomery
Land Owner: John Seiler
GPS Coordinates: 37.17731, -80.42303
Directions: Facing the house it is on the left side of yard.
Owner Address: 250 Virginian Drive
Contact Name: John Seiler
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): John Seiler