Tree Information

Common Name: Hercules' club

Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 3041

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 47 in.

Height: 20 ft.

Crown: 33 ft.

Points: 75

Date Last Measured: 2023

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

Date First Measured: 2023

Comments: This tree appears healthy and sound.

B. Carmean 2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Northampton

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Land Owner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

GPS Coordinates: 37.121289, -75.969401

Directions: Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge. Tree is located on Fisherman's Island on the west side at the base of the dune line. It is located somewhat protected in this location. Refuge access is available only to pre-registered tour participants or by special use permit. Visitors must follow all rules and policies described in tour information or your special use permit. Keep in mind that unless an activity is explicitly permitted, that activity is prohibited. GPS coordinates shown here are the location of the nearby Chesapeake Bay Bridge Scenic Overlook. Actual coordinates on file.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean

Other Nominators: Dylan Kania, Gary Williamson

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