Common Name: yaupon
Scientific Name: Ilex vomitoria
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 42 in.
Height: 35 ft.
Crown: 34 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: David Formella and Byron Carmean
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Declared national champion in 2008. Larger one found in 2010. Former National Champion/Co-Champion dethroned in 2013.
2017 update: The tree is in good health. Only the larger of the two trunks was measured at 4.5' above ground.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Virginia Beach
Land Owner: Harry Lester
GPS Coordinates: 36.903419, -76.117558
Directions: At the address of the land owner, approximately 75' W of the residence in a grouping of trees. To the right of the house looking at it from the front gate. GPS coordinates are approximate to the neighborhood.
Owner Address: private
Owner Phone: private
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, AV 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Measured in 2007 by Carmean and Williamson
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson