Tree Information

Common Name: tulip-poplar

Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 689

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 393 in.

Height: 108 ft.

Crown: 83 ft.

Points: 522

Date Last Measured: 2023

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

Date First Measured: 2005


2023 update: This tree has continued to add on size and is tied with the national champion of the species.

2021 update: This tree has been dethroned by a tree in Bedford County which outscored it

Declared national champion in 2013. The tree is old and hollow, but is continuing to add girth to trunk. The top is starting to show signs of dieback. Last measured in 2013 by Jordan Endahl and Byron Carmean. Circumference: 390", Height: 100', Crown: 83', Points: 511.

More Photos

Top Photos: G. Williamson
Bottom Photos: D. Kania
Top Photos: October 2020.
Bottom Photos: 10/09/2023

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: Blanche Hughes

GPS Coordinates: 36.68914, -76.09377

Directions: Just inside the forest beyond a large agricultural field at 1013 Blackwater Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.

Owner Address: 1013 Blackwater Rd.

Chesapeake, VA 23322

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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