Tree Information

Common Name: redwood

Scientific Name: Sequoia sempervirens

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Database ID: 660

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 231 in.

Height: 96 ft.

Crown: 43 ft.

Points: 338

Date Last Measured: 2018

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 1988

2018 Update: The tree has continued to thrive, and is growing extremely fast.
Tree appears extremely healthy and is growing extremely fast. It was planted by Mr. Baker's parents after Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The tree seedling was collected during a family outing to the redwoods of California and transplanted behind the family-owned funeral home. It was damaged by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, and now has codominant leaders that form a trunk fork about 60' above ground. It was injured by a severe freeze in January 1985 when the temperature dropped to -3°F.

Top: G. Williamson, February 2018. Center, Bottom: E. Wiseman, July 2022.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Suffolk

State Map

Land Owner: Baker Family Partnership LP

GPS Coordinates: 36.72922, -76.591741

Directions: 509 W. Washington St. at Junction Washington St & Linden Ave. Behind Baker Funeral Home.

Owner Address: 509 W. Washington St.

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.

Suffolk, VA

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

Additional Information

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