Common Name: balsam fir
Scientific Name: Abies balsamea
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 129 in.
Height: 75 ft.
Crown: 52 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Kevin Jason Fisher
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: This tree was first nominated in the 1970's when it was owned by W. H. Falconer. 2017 update: Terminal shoot in decline indicating possible root or disease issue. Some 10 feet of this shoot is dead. No apparent borer or insect issues noted.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Amherst
Land Owner: Private
GPS Coordinates: 37.5083, -79.09029
Directions: Approximately 2 miles south of Coolwell on the east side of Rt. 604. Tree is in backyard along property line of neighbor approximately 100 feet from the owner residence.
Owner Address: 1035 S Coolwell Road
Madison Heights, VA 24572
Contact Name: Kevin Jason Fisher
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 434-476-2147
Contact Info: Measured in 2007 by Jeff Kirwan
Original Nominator(s): John Swift