Common Name: eastern hemlock
Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 196 in.
Height: 89 ft.
Crown: 54 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Greg Zell
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: This tree was briefly a national co-champ in 2010, until larger ones were found. A unique and old triple-trunk specimen growing near the site of an historical home site within an urban park. Historically planted - would not have grown naturally at this site. The state champion Virginia Pine is grows within 150' of this tree. Appears healthy and has been documented for protective purposes.
2017 Update: Health appears very good, no obvious health concerns. Unusual multi-trunk specimen for this species. Historically planted near the site of original homestead. CBH measured at 1' above ground to encompass all major branches of trunk.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Arlington
Land Owner: Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
GPS Coordinates: 38.884, -77.12732
Owner Email: Vverweij@arlingtonva.us
Directions: Growing in Lacy Woods park, located at the intersection of N. George Mason Dr. and Washington Blvd. in central Arlington. Growing in multi-use park near park service road in open grassy section adjacent to N. Frederick St.
Owner Address: 2700 South Taylor
Arlington, VA. 22206
Owner Phone: 703-228-6525
Contact Name: Vincent Verweij
Contact Email: Vverweij@arlingtonva.us
Contact Address: 2700 South Taylor
Arlington, Va. 22206
Contact Phone: 703-228-6525
Contact Info: 2007 measured by Greg Zell and John Parrish
Original Nominator(s): Greg Zell
Other Nominators: John Parrish