Common Name: common pear
Scientific Name: Pyrus communis
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 127 in.
Height: 55 ft.
Crown: 65 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan
Date First Measured: 2001
Comments: Tree is very healthy. Located in a thicket of multiflora rose and autumn olive. It is situated on what looks like an old home site on a private inholding within the George Washington National Forest. No historical significance is known.
2019 update: Fruiting heavily. Size decreased slightly due to storm damage, but doing well otherwise.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Alleghany
Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service
GPS Coordinates: 37.756720, -80.076358
Directions: Take Callaghan exit (10) off of I 64. East on Rt. 60 for 0.8 mi. Turn right on 600, go 3.9 mi. taking care not to turn onto 658. Tree is approx. one mile past landfill on Rt. 600, on left in an old field. It stands by itself about 40 ft. from the road. GPS coordinates are approximate to the area.
Contact Name: Heather M. Butler
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Info: Additional information about the tree's location is in the file. Measured in 2011 by Alex Darr at 206 points.
Original Nominator(s): Heather M. Butler and Keith E. Simmons