Tree Information

Common Name: blackgum

Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 766

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 175 in.

Height: 102 ft.

Crown: 89 ft.

Points: 299

Date Last Measured: 2014

Last Measured by: Bob Vickers

Date First Measured: 2008

Comments: This very large double trunk gum is growing in the side yard of a private home in Falls Church. A pre-civil war farm house stands less than 50 feet from this tree. The specimen is well cared for by the owners and growing in relative safety. The tree has been cabled in the past.

Current all-time species champion.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Fairfax

State Map

Land Owner: Eugene and Carol Leonard

GPS Coordinates: 38.855783, -77.183122

Owner Email:

Directions: Beechtree Manor section of Falls Church.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Greg Zell

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell

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