Common Name: European weeping birch
Scientific Name: Betula pendula
Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 65 in.
Height: 47 ft.
Crown: 36 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Kevin Sigmon and Eric Wiseman
Date First Measured: 2020
Comments: Tree is in fairly good health and has no structural flaws. It is growing near utility lines, so may be severely pruned in the future. Several birches were planted in a row along the parking lot, but most of the others have succumb to stress of heat, pests, and old age. Trunk forks below 4.5', so each stem was measured individually at 4.5' to calculate composite circumference. The stems measured 38" and 53". A measurement of the fused trunk at 1.5' above ground was 71".
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Smyth
Land Owner: Speyside Bourbon Cooperage
GPS Coordinates: 36.872144, -81.402783
Directions: 6373, Lee Hwy, Atkins, Virginia, 24311. Lawn area between Route 11 (Lee Highway) and the parking lot of Speyside Bourbon Cooperage.
Contact Name: Kevin Sigmon
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Kevin Sigmon and Eric Wiseman