Big Trees of West Virginia


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This page was last revised on November 21, 2008.

This list is posted here because the West Virginia Department of Forestry does not post it. However, they do publish the list in booklet form, West Virginia Big Tree Register. Their web site is at http://www.wvforestry.com. Most of the information contained here is taken directly from their publication. A few things are gained from other sources. Their latest update is 2004.

Native tree species are in boldface. Trees that are not strictly native but are close to their native ranges are marked with an asterisk.

Look at Flowering Trees.
Look at Conifers (incl. Gingko).


Flowering Trees (Broadleaf Trees)

Species Common Name Location Circum (In.) Diam. (Ft-In) Height (Feet) Spread (Feet) Points
Acer negundo box elder Near Fisher Post Office, Hardy Co. 127 3-4 53 59 194
Acer nigrum black maple Lumberport, Harrison Co. 157 4-2 95 82 272
Acer platanoides Norway maple Salem, Harrison Co. 104 2-9 58 78 182
Acer saccharinum silver maple Mission Road, Jefferson County 259 6-10 97 93 379
Acer saccharum sugar maple Circleville, Pendleton Co. 186 4-11 98 77 303
Aesculus octandra (flava) yellow buckeye Clendenin, Kanawha Co. 165 4-5 196 81 381
Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye Alma, Tyler Co. 114 3-0 152 37 275
Ailanthus altissima tree-of-heaven Hampshire Co. 101 2-8 63 28 171
Amelanchier arborea serviceberry Cass, Pocahontas Co. 94 2-6 42 58 150
Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry US Army Corps of Engineers Campground, Mineral Co. 54 1-6 85 34 147
Betula lenta black birch or sweet birch Dickenson Mountain Rd., Pendleton Co. 94 2-6 87 44 192
Betula nigra river birch Dingess Branch at Glen Daniel, Raleigh Co. 160 4-3 76 95 260
Carpinus caroliniana hornbeam Yellow Spring, Hampshire Co. 87 2-4 64 24 157
Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory Yellow Springs, Hardy Co. 181 4-9 102 86 304
Carya glabra pignut hickory George Washington National Forest, Hardy Co. 128 3-4 111 77 258
Carya laciniosa shellbark hickory Keeney's Knob Mountain, Summers Co. 116 3-1 121 57 251
Carya ovata shagbark hickory County Rd. 10/14, Lewis Co. 132 3-6 140 51 285
Carya tomentosa mockernut hickory Morgantown, Monongalia Co. 103 2-9 150 70 271
Castanea crenata Japanese chestnut Harper's Ferry National Historical Park, Jefferson Co. 85 2-3 71 41 166
Castanea dentata American chestnut Lost River, Hardy Co. 37 1-0 77 23 120
Catalpa speciosa* northern catalpa Point Pleasant, Mason Co. 197 5-3 70 65 283
Celtis occidentalis hackberry Jefferson Co. 199 5-4 118 92 340
Cercis canadensis redbud Charleston, Kanawha Co. 75 2-0 26 26 108
Cornus alternifolia pagodatree dogwood Pipestem State Park 24 8" 36 20 65
Cornus florida flowering dogwood Webster Springs, Webster Co. 52 1-5 36 38 98
Crataegus flabellata fanleaf hawthorn Clarksburg, Harrison Co. 47 1-3 36 35 92
Crataegus punctata dotted hawthorn Canaan Valley Park 97 2-7 38 38 145
Crataegus succulenta fleshy hawthorn Pipestem State Park, Summers Co. 51 1-4 21 30 80
Crataegus viridis green hawthorn Marlinton 61 1-7 40 45 112
Diospyros virginiana persimmon Charleston, Kanawha Co. 71 1-10 76 44 159
Fagus grandifolia American beech Zion Episcopal Church, Jefferson Co. 147 3-11 93 77 259
Fagus sylvatica European beech Colin Anderson Correctional Center, Pleasants Co. 195 5-2 73 75 286
Fraxinus americana white ash Lumberport, Harrison Co. 188 4-11 137 67 342
Fraxinus pensylvanica green ash George Washington National Forest, Hardy Co. 108 2-10 101 74 228
Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust Carpenter Run, Wetzel Co. 165 4-5 90 76 274
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree Keslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas Co. 161 4-3 70 72 249
Ilex opaca* American holly Near Keith, Boone Co. 91 2-5 54 32 153
Juglans cinerea butternut Clarksburg, Harrison Co. 140 3-9 83 94 247
Juglans nigra black walnut Alderson, Greenbrier Co. 141 3-9 100 97 265
Juglans regia English walnut Clarksburg, Harrison Co. 147 3-11 83 87 252
Liquidambar styraciflua sweet gum Leatherwood Creek, Clay Co. 155 4-2 122 22 283
Liriodendron tulipifera tuliptree Near Widen, Clay Co. 213 5-8 195 72 426
Maclura pomifera* Osage orange Fallen Timber Run, Doddridge Co. 179 4-9 73 64 268
Magnolia acuminata cucumbertree magnolia McCoy's Ferry Rd., Berkeley Co. 207 5-6 78 87 307
Magnolia fraseri Fraser magnolia Davis, Tucker Co. 99 2-8 72 62 186
Magnolia macrophylla bigleaf magnolia Near Keyser, Mineral Co. 19 6" 35 22 60
Morus alba white mulberry Near Charles Town, Jefferson Co. 158 4-2 75 75 252
Nyssa sylvatica blackgum Fairmont, Marion Co. 177 4-8 132 77 328
Ostrya virginiana hop hornbeam Near Basin, Wyoming Co. 53 1-5 57 35 119
Paulownia tomentosa paulownia Waverly, Wood Co. 131 3-5 54 43 196
Platanus occidentalis American sycamore Back Fork of Elk River, Webster Co. 309 8-2 112 90 444
Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood Greystone, Berkeley Co. 292 8-1 105 114 425
Populus gileadensis Balm-of-Gilead Sandstone Falls, Raleigh Co. 67 1-9 114 31 189
Populus grandidentata bigtooth aspen Perry Run Trail, Pocahontas Co. 86 2-3 128 45 225
Prunus avium Mazzard cherry Lost River, Hardy Co. 34 11" 76 61 125
Prunus serotina wild black cherry Nature Conservancy Property, Pendleton Co. 169 4-6 87 79 276
Ptelea trifolia hoptree Sewell on New River, Fayette Co. 97 2-7 110 67 224
Quercus alba white oak Fox's Hollow, Hampshire Co. 224 5-11 100 109 351
Quercus bicolor swamp white oak Lost City, Hardy Co. 178 4-8 93 78 291
Quercus coccinea scarlet oak Skull Run, Jackson Co. 211 5-7 126 75 356
Quercus falcata Spanish oak Cabell Co. 172 4-7 83 98 280
Quercus ilicifolia bear oak Riverside Farms, Romney, Hampshire Co. 34 11" 41 30 83
Quercus imbricaria shingle oak Bridgeport, Harrison Co. 109 2-11 49 39 168
Quercus macrocarpa bur oak Lone Oak Campground, South of West Columbia, Mason Co. 266 7-1 113 118 408
Quercus muehlenbergii chinkapin oak Martinsburg, Berkeley Co. 233 6-2 65 83 319
Quercus palustris pin oak Ashton, Mason Co. 216 5-9 90 103 332
Quercus phellos willow oak Spencer, Roane Co. 132 3-6 70 50 215
Quercus prinus chestnut oak Buckhannon, Upshur Co. 220 5-10 111 69 348
Quercus rubra northern red oak Arnold Cemetery, Weston, Lewis Co. 266 7-1 106 85 393
Quercus stellata post oak Kapp Ridge, Mason Co. 160 4-3 64 73 242
Quercus velutina black oak Rugby Rd., Cabell Co. 190 5-0 97 114 315
Quercus velutina black oak 1/4-mile east of WV 62, between Point Pleasant, WV and Pomeroy, Ohio approx. 230 6'
Salix babylonica weeping willow Marshville, Harrison Co. 230 6-1 100 64 346
Sassafras albidum sassafras Patterson Creek Rd., Mineral Co. 148 3-11 66 46 226
Sorbus americana mountain ash Monongahela National Forest, Randolph Co. 55 1-6 50 34 114
Tilia americana basswood Glengary, Harrison Co. 110 2-11 150 55 274
Tilia cordata littleleaf linden Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town, Jefferson Co. 108 2-10 80 55 202
Tilia heterophylla white basswood Ranson, Jefferson Co. 145 3-11 83 59 243
Ulmus americana American elm Rippon, Jefferson Co. 230 6-1 90 91 343
Ulmus rubra red elm (slippery) Becky's Creek, Randolph Co. 155 4-2 153 78 327


Conifers

Abies balsaminea balsam fir Blister Swamp, Randolph Co. 54 1-6 83 12 140
Gingko biloba gingko Charlestown, Jefferson County 223 5-11 88 100 336
Juniperus virginiana redcedar Pinell Point, near New Hope Rd., Kanawha Co. 144 3-10 62 40 216
Larix decidua European larch Charleston, Preston Co. 148 3-11 94 72 260
Picea abies Norway spruce Fisher Mill Rd, Barbour Co. 131 3-6 143 52 287
Pinus echinata shortleaf pine Moorefield, Hardy Co. 81 2-1 101 45 193
Pinus resinosa red pine Grassy Lick Rd., Hampshire Co. 72 1-11 70 36 151
Pinus rigida pitch pine Wardensville, Hampshire Co. 96 2-7 97 33 201
Pinus strobus white pine Near Circleville, Pendleton Co. 177 4-8 133 55 324
Pinus virginiana Virginia pine Smithtown, Monongalia Co. 116 3-1 60 64 192
Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas-fir near Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co. 107 2-10 95 49 214
Taxodium distichum* baldcypress Weston, Lewis Co. 208 5-6 106 74 332
Thuja occidentalis arborvitae Second Creek, Greenbrier Co. 120 3-2 64 30 192
Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock Cathedral State Park, Preston Co. 185 4-11 94 49 291


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