Tree Information

Common Name: river birch

Scientific Name: Betula nigra

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 3103

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 202 in.

Height: 92 ft.

Crown: 105 ft.

Points: 320

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: K. Jason Fisher

Date First Measured: 2023

Comments: Tree appears healthy and in good form. A true single-stem specimen, which is uncommon for the species. No signs of insect of disease and only moderate decay on upstream side at root collar. Former owner was a logger and a botanist according to present landowner. The river birch was purposely preserved due to its large size and location along the stream.

K. Jason Fisher November 2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Appomattox

State Map

Land Owner: Private

GPS Coordinates: 37.368032, -78.616144

Owner Email: Private

Directions: Trees in on private property along Vaughan Creek. Visits not permitted without permission of land owner. GPS coordinates shown are approximate to the area. True coordinates on private file.

Owner Address: Private

Owner Phone: Private

Contact Information

Contact Name: K. Jason Fisher

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 2209 LP Bailey Memorial Hwy.

Halifax, VA 24558

Contact Phone: 434-222-0889


Original Nominator(s): K. Jason Fisher, Adam Downing

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