Common Name: northern white-cedar
Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 269 in.
Height: 80 ft.
Crown: 42 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2016
Last Measured by: Jeff Kirwan and Ward Robens
Date First Measured: 2005
Comments: This tree was declared a national champ in 2008, but was later dethroned due to irregular trunk form. In 2016, it was noted that the tree had been struck by lightning, but still appears healthy. Has a notable lean. Trunk circumference measured at 3' above ground due to forked trunk. Tree is multi-stemmed but believed to be one tree, based on surrounding growth forms. Largest specimen of species ever documented in Virginia as of 2020.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Alleghany
Land Owner: Private
GPS Coordinates: 37.646351, -80.237337
Owner Email: Private
Directions: Private. GPS coordinates approximate to the area.
Owner Address: Private
Owner Phone: Private
Contact Name: Ward Robens
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 2505 Maple Ave.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Contact Phone: 540-264-0281
Original Nominator(s): Ward Robens