Evergreen Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis)

Evergreen Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis)


American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Evergreen Bayberry (Morella caroliniensis), State: VA
Description NOT A DUPLICATE with 5637 according to Eric Wise, 2018. The direction info may be wrong, as it exactly matches 5637. It appears healthy and sound. It is one of the larger of many growing at this location.

Location City of Newport News, VA

Evergreen BAYBERRY

Morella caroliniensis

This champion Evergreen Bayberry of Virginia made its debut on the list of American Forests Champion Trees in 2018, as it is the largest known tree of its species in the country. By recognizing these champions, we recognize the beauty and critical ecosystem services provided by our biggest and oldest trees.

STATUS Champion
Tree circumference 6
height 14
crown spread 14
Total points 24

LOCATION City of Newport News, VA
Nominated by
Year Nominated 2015
Date crowned 2018-09-20

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