Tree Information

Common Name: sweet birch

Scientific Name: Betula lenta

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 673

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 112 in.

Height: 83 ft.

Crown: 45 ft.

Points: 206

Date Last Measured: 2012

Last Measured by: Gerardo "JB" Paez

Date First Measured: 1991

Comments: Tree was healthy with a good crown in 1991, 209 total points, measured by Tom Lail and Ed Smith. Tree height and crown were smaller in the 2012 re-measurement.

Tom Lail and Ed Smith Apr-91

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Highland

State Map

Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service

GPS Coordinates: 38.249683, -79.427267

Directions: George Washington National Forest. From Churchville, take state route 250 west for 17 miles, turn left on FDR 396 for 3.7 mi. to 2nd gate. Continue on 396 thru gate, 2.2 mi. Located 50 ft. from road on left side. Near the Left Prong of Benson Run. Map on file. Four-wheel-drive required. GPS coordinates reported by forester (38.249683, -79.427267) do not match coordinates of written description above (38.253785,-79.418707).

Contact Information

Contact Name: Gerardo "JB" Paez

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-432-8231

Contact Info: Tom Lail and Ed Smith Deerfield Ranger District 2314 Beverley St. Staunton, VA 24401


Original Nominator(s): Tom Lail and Ed Smith

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