Tree Information

Common Name: alternate-leaf dogwood

Scientific Name: Cornus alternifolia

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 23 in.

Height: 37 ft.

Crown: 30 ft.

Points: 68

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Greg Zell

Date First Measured: 2006

Comments: Tree appears to be healthy. Growing in steep sloped stream valley in County historical Civil War Fort site. No particular historical significance to this tree known. Measured this winter by Greg Zell, Natural Resource Specialist and John Parrish, Botanist. Located off trail, away from any potential known projects. Became a new state champ when a larger tree at Peaks of Otter was found to be broken apart in 2013.

Greg Zell 2015

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Arlington

State Map

Land Owner: Arlington County: Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources

GPS Coordinates: 38.90251, -77.09221

Directions: Growing on grounds of Fort C.F. Smith Historic Park and Site: 2411 24th St. N. Park is overlooking the Potomac River in east Arlington. See link to web address -

Contact Information

Contact Name: Vincent Verweij

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell

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