Tree Information

Common Name: northern catalpa

Scientific Name: Catalpa speciosa

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 241 in.

Height: 66 ft.

Crown: 78 ft.

Points: 327

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Jon Matiuk

Date First Measured: 1991

Comments: Recognized as national champion in 2019, but dethroned in 2020 by larger tree in Ohio. The tree lost a large limb when another tree fell several years ago. Other than that, the tree is healthy and not endangered.

Kellie Nicely

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Rockbridge

State Map

Land Owner: Nelsen Nicely

GPS Coordinates: 37.7673, -79.45628

Owner Email: none

Directions: 939 Thornhill Dr, Lexington, impossible to miss in front yard.

Owner Address: 939 Thomhill Drive

Lexington, VA 24450

Owner Phone: 540-463-2033

Contact Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-231-5148


Original Nominator(s): William S. Hubard

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