Common Name: blackgum
Scientific Name: Nyssa sylvatica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 175 in.
Height: 102 ft.
Crown: 89 ft.
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
Land Owner: Eugene and Carol Leonard
GPS Coordinates: 38.855783, -77.183122
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: Beechtree Manor section of Falls Church.
Contact Name: Greg Zell
Contact Email: email@example.com
Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell