Tree Information

Common Name: willow oak

Scientific Name: Quercus phellos

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 604

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 333 in.

Height: 106 ft.

Crown: 108 ft.

Points: 466

Date Last Measured: 2023

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Dylan Kania, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2004

2023 Comments: Tree lost a large leader in March 2019, which may jeopardize its health. Has lost one-third of its crown, exposing decayed wood in its crotch and trunk. Fungal growth is evident on the street-facing side of the trunk. I feel that its remaining structure will likely fail in the not-too-distant future. We were unable to speak to the owners.
2013 Comments: This tree has traded national champion status back and forth with one in Chesapeake. Recognized in 2018 as three-way national co-champion with trees in Chesapeake, VA and Mathews, VA. Located within walking distance of the historic Eastville Courthouse, which is home to the oldest continuous court records in the nation. Trunk circumference 328 in, height 105 ft, crown 137 ft, 467 points. Measured by Byron Carmean and others.

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Top: J. Endahl 2013 Bottom & Middle: B. Carmean 2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Northampton

State Map

Land Owner: Ralph and Elizabeth Dodd

GPS Coordinates: 37.35269, -75.94227

Owner Email:

Directions: Traveling north on Rt. 13, turn west at Eastville stoplight. Seventh house on right.

Owner Address: 5325 Willow Oak Road

Eastville, VA 23347

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Jack Wilkins

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