Tree Information

Common Name: Japanese pagoda tree

Scientific Name: Styphnolobium japonicum (syn. Sophora japonica)

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 3068

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 197 in.

Height: 59 ft.

Crown: 91 ft.

Points: 279

Date Last Measured: 2022

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

Date First Measured: 2022

2022 comments: The owners are aware of some dead branches near the top of the crown and plan to have an arborist remove these. The tree appears healthy in general. Trunk measured below fork at narrowest point between ground level and fork.

D. Kania July 2022

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Newport News

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Land Owner: Keith and Greta Vander Bennet

GPS Coordinates: 37.03407, -76.47398

Directions: This tree is near the intersection of James River Dr. and Villa Rd. in Newport News. It grows in the left front lawn area near a swimming pool.

Owner Address: 206 James River Drive

Newport News, VA 23601

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Dylan Kania, Gary Williamson

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