Tree Information

Common Name: water locust

Scientific Name: Gleditsia aquatica

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Database ID: 2926

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 51 in.

Height: 89 ft.

Crown: 42 ft.

Points: 151

Date Last Measured: 2021

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

Date First Measured: 2021

Comments: The tree has ivy and vines on, it but appears to be in good health. Vines were removed as high as could be reached without a ladder.

Glenda White. September 2021.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg

State Map

Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.276735, -76.699839

Directions: Go to the parking lot of Great Hopes Plantation across from the Visitor Center. At the far corner of the lot, near a shelter, take the sidewalk headed towards the Historic area. Go approximately 150' and the tree is on the right in the midst of other trees and brush.

Owner Address: 100 Visitor Center Dr.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Owner Phone: 855-771-3290

Contact Information

Contact Name: Charles Gardner

Contact Email:

Contact Address: PO Box 1776

Williamsburg, VA 23187

Contact Phone: 855-771-3290

Contact Info: Glenda White contact information in private comments


Original Nominator(s): Charles Gardner

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