Tree Information

Common Name: river birch

Scientific Name: Betula nigra

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 3019

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 238 in.

Height: 65 ft.

Crown: 105 ft.

Points: 329

Date Last Measured: 2022

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Dylan Kania, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2022

Comments: This tree appears very happy with its location at the playground. The spot is slightly downslope and appears moist. Trunk was measured 1' above ground at smallest girth where stems are fused. This tree is the largest in a group of several trees near the center of the playground's property.

D. Kania Dec-22

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: James City

State Map

Land Owner: Mount Gilead Baptist Church Trustees and Little Zion Baptist Church Trustees

GPS Coordinates: 37.220357, -76.622372

Directions: Grove Community Playground. Property address is 111 Grove Heights Avenue Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Owner Address: 8660 Pocahontas Trail

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Dylan Kania and Gary Williamson

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