Tree Information

Common Name: weeping willow

Scientific Name: Salix babylonica

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 716

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 293 in.

Height: 95 ft.

Crown: 93 ft.

Points: 411

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Jon Matiuk, John Blankenship

Date First Measured: 1976


2021 update: This tree is no longer a national champion because its species is no longer eligible

Declared national champion in 2007. Overall healthy. One trunk has significant heart rot. Barbed wire in crotch is being grown over. It was first nominated by Louise Hoge in 1976. Circumference measured at 3'8" above ground.

Top: J. Matiuk, Nov 2015. Bottom: Google Street View, Oct 2008.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Tazewell

State Map

Land Owner: Unknown

GPS Coordinates: 37.073087, -81.358704

Directions: Behind a small house on Rt. 727, approx. 0.1 mile from intersection with Rt. 667.The tree is within sight of the champion shagbark hickory.

Contact Information

Contact Name: John Blankenship

Contact Email:

Contact Address: P.O. Box 229

Tazewell, VA 24651

Contact Phone: 276-988-0405


Original Nominator(s): Louise Hoge

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