Common Name: red horsechestnut
Scientific Name: Aesculus xcarnea
Native/Naturalized: Not Naturalized
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 85 in.
Height: 37 ft.
Crown: 42 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Jeff and Judy Kirwan
Date First Measured: 1994
Comments: Sole survivor of two red horsechestnut that were a matching pair on the grounds of Evergreen Burial Park. It was recognized as the national co-champion red buckeye (A. pavia) until spring 2015 when woody plant identification experts at Virginia Tech examined leaf, fruit, and flower specimens and determined that it had been mis-identified.
2020 Update: A metal bar from bracing is protruding from the trunk. Tree has severe sprouting, many leaders, and has been cabled twice. The tree is in a declining state.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Roanoke
Land Owner: Evergreen Burial Park
GPS Coordinates: 37.26080, -79.96808
Owner Email: email@example.com
Owner Address: 1307 Summit Avenue, SW
Roanoke VA 24015-2532
Owner Phone: 540-342-2593
Contact Name: Don Wilson
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-342-2593
Contact Info: Previous Measurer (2011): Jeff and Judy Kirwan; Cir 85, Height 46, Crown 54, Points 145
Original Nominator(s): William S. Hubard