Common Name: alternate-leaf dogwood
Scientific Name: Cornus alternifolia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 23 in.
Height: 37 ft.
Crown: 30 ft.
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.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Arlington
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 - http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/fortcfsmith/ParksRecreationFortcfsmithDirections.aspx.
Contact Name: Vincent Verweij
Contact Email: Vverweij@arlingtonva.us
Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell