Tree Information

Common Name: eastern baccharis

Scientific Name: Baccharis halimifolia

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 833

Status: dead

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

Circumference: 36 in.

Height: 20 ft.

Crown: 20 ft.

Points: 61

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson

Date First Measured: 2006

2023 comments: Dylan Kania reported in October 2023 that the tree was gone. No information on its death or removal.
2016 comments: Declared a national champion in 2008. and dethroned in 2013. Reclaimed national champion in 2017. It is currently the all-time largest specimen of the species documented in the state.

Gary Williamson 7/18/2016

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Chesapeake

State Map

Land Owner: City of Chesapeake

GPS Coordinates: 36.79998, -76.26255

Directions: W side of Atlantic Ave. just slightly N of intersection with Broad St. Next to tall chain-linked fence, 100 yards S of intersection with Narrow St.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Byron Carmean

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln., Suffolk, VA 23434

Suffolk, VA 23434

Contact Phone: 757-934-0588


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson

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