Tree Information

Common Name: common sweetleaf

Scientific Name: Symplocos tinctoria

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 711

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 46 in.

Height: 48 ft.

Crown: 32 ft.

Points: 102

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. At same location as tree IDs 1998 and 2003.

Gary Williamson 3/23/2013

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

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. Ditch cannot be crossed without a bridge or boat. Could be accessed from the south by walking a skid trail that is visible on map. Must contact the WMA manager to gain access through WMA gates.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588

Contact Info: Evan Shearer, Wildlife Area Manager, M 757.790.3112,


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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