Common Name: common privet
Scientific Name: Ligustrum vulgare
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 29 in.
Height: 40 ft.
Crown: 34 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Ben Blankenship
Date First Measured: 2020
Comments: The tree appears distinctively veteran, storm damaged and appears to be very old for the species. The crown appears reasonably healthy, but in the next 5-10 years it could possibly fall apart due to the amount of decay in the center sector of trunk. To reach such extreme size for the species indicates that it probably was extremely happy in its location and is now entering senescence. Composite trunk circumference calculated from the three largest stems at 4.5 feet (excluding all suckers): Stem 1=23”, Stem 2=14”, Stem 3= 12”.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Dinwiddie
Land Owner: Amos and Moonyeen Rideout
GPS Coordinates: 36.913895, -77.588912
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Tree is located approx. 100-200 feet into the forest behind main house, silos and shed. Follow the forest line from a large white oak tree until you reach an opening. An old pickup truck is an indicator that you’ve reached the right opening. Tree is on left side of clearing a couple feet away from the two other co-champs of the same species. Permission is required to access property.
Owner Address: 18144 Hardwood Creek Rd.
Stoney Creek, VA 23882
Contact Name: Ben Blankenship
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Ben Blankenship