Tree Information

Common Name: Chinese tanoak

Scientific Name: Castanopsis sclerophylla (syn. Lithocarpus chinensis)

Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized

Database ID: 2915

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 102 in.

Height: 32 ft.

Crown: 37 ft.

Points: 143

Date Last Measured: 2021

Last Measured by: Glenda White & The Historic Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists

Date First Measured: 2021

Comments: A healthy, multi-trunked tree. Because this growth habit is typical for the species, the fused trunk was measured at its smallest girth between ground line and forking of multiple stems. There were a total of 11 vertical stems at 4.5' above ground, ranging in girth from 8" to 28".

Glenda White. August 2021.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg

State Map

Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.269248, -76.694092

Directions: After turning from Francis Street on road to Griffin Hotel, the tree is on the right midway between the tennis courts and hotel parking lot. It is nestled in the midst of other trees, next to champion ring-cup oak.

Owner Address: 424 Francis St E

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Contact Information

Contact Name: Charles Gardner

Contact Email:

Contact Info: Glenda White's contact information is on private record.


Original Nominator(s): Charles Gardner

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