Common Name: Virginia round-leaf birch
Scientific Name: Betula uber
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 35 in.
Height: 54 ft.
Crown: 31 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Jay Martin
Date First Measured: 1975
Comments: Declared national champion in 1978. The Virginia roundleaf birch, a species believed to be extinct, was re-discovered along Cressy Creek in 1975 and had several articles written on it in the Roanoke Times.
Dethroned as national champion in 2020 due to lack of photographic evidence for the tree's size.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Smyth
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 36.7673, -81.3974
Directions: Sugar Grove, Jefferson National Forest. Roundleaf birch viewing area.
Contact Name: Jay Martin
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln,
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Contact Phone: 276-783-5196
Contact Info: Also: Russ Macfarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org (Roanoke) Another contact person is Beth Mertz, 276-783-5196
Original Nominator(s): Paul Shrauder