Tree Information

Common Name: Pennsylvania hawthorn

Scientific Name: Crataegus pennsylvanica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2703

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 23 in.

Height: 35 ft.

Crown: 19 ft.

Points: 63

Date Last Measured: 2019

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, Tom Weiboldt, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2019


2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021

A rare species restricted to the southwest Virginia Mountains. Appears healthy and should be safe. Species identification verified by nominator Tom Weiboldt, who is Curator Emeritus of the Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech.

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G. Williamson October 2019

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Montgomery

State Map

Land Owner: Virginia Tech - Blacksburg

GPS Coordinates: 37.2111, -80.4363

Directions: Located in 'Center Woods' on the western edge of campus, across 460. Tree is approximately 200' into woods near the bear pens and stands at the edge of a sink hole.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, Tom Weiboldt, Gary Williamson

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