Common Name: common sweetleaf
Scientific Name: Symplocos tinctoria
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 46 in.
Height: 48 ft.
Crown: 32 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2013
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2006
Comments: Declared national champion in 2013. The tree appears healthy. This tree grows in the same area that two previous national champs once stood. When remeasured in 2013, score was reduced from 111 points to 102 points due to corrected height measurement.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake
Land Owner: Commonwealth of Virginia
GPS Coordinates: 36.57048, -76.3281
Directions: Cavalier Wildlife Management Area. Cavalier Tract east end of Smith Ridge, 30' east of Number Two Ditch in wooded area across from Sand Pit. 3853 Ballahack Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson