Tree Information

Common Name: downy serviceberry

Scientific Name: Amelanchier arborea

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 104 in.

Height: 46 ft.

Crown: 43 ft.

Points: 161

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Jon Matiuk, John Blankenship

Date First Measured: 1986

Comments: Tree appeared over-mature in 2015. Some rot near top of tree, but looks healthy overall. This tree was a national champ in 2008, but a larger one was found. It was originally nominated by Louise Hoge around 1986, with measurements verified by forester Rodney Keinon. Measurements were 85", 45', 49 feet, totaling 142 points. Measured in 2006 at 100", 44', 44', 155 points.

Top. J. Kirwan. 2006 Bottom. J. Matiuk. 2015.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Tazewell

State Map

Land Owner: Kent Hoge

GPS Coordinates: 37.098922, -81.317333

Directions: In Burke's Garden, take state route 625 to Hoge Lane. Tree is in a field next to the woods to the right of the road entering the Hoge place, near the site of an old log cabin. In the picture it is the smaller tree in the middle of three trees seen in the background.

Owner Address: 1101 Banks Ridge Road

Tazewell, VA 24651

Contact Information

Contact Name: Kent Hoge

Contact Address: 1101 Banks Ridge Road

Tazewell, VA 24651

Contact Phone: 276-472-2732

Contact Info: Kent is Louise's son.


Original Nominator(s): Louise Hoge

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