Tree Information

Common Name: dove tree

Scientific Name: Davidia involucrata

Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized

Database ID: 2746

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 13 in.

Height: 20 ft.

Crown: 17 ft.

Points: 37

Date Last Measured: 2020

Last Measured by: Virg Madden

Date First Measured: 2020

Comments: The tree was declining until 4 years ago when we removed the dead central leader. We left the remaining 3-4 shoots to continue to grow. We measured the largest of the shoots. It is marked with orange tape in the photo. The tree was planted in 1990 in light shade, but the surrounding trees have grown in around it.

V. Madden Jan-20

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Albemarle

State Map

Land Owner: University of Virginia Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.96671, -78.47091

Owner Email:

Directions: Morven Farm. On the front lawn of the Main House near the Chinese chestnut.

Owner Address: 791 Morven Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Owner Phone: (434) 293-3978

Contact Information

Contact Name: Virg Madden

Contact Email:

Contact Info: Virg Madden/Landscape Gardener. Elton Oliver/Estate Manager.


Original Nominator(s): Virg Madden

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