Public Accessible Big Trees of West Virginia
The largest tree known to the West Virginia Division of Forestry is an American Sycamore near Viola, Marshall County. This Tree is alongside of CR 15/1 about ½ mile downstream of a bridge over Wheeling Creek and at the intersection of CR 15 and Cr 15/1 marked by signage along the road. Below are some other notable registered Big Trees that are accessible to the public.
Division of Forestry – Region 1
- Core Arboretum – West Virginia University, Evansdale Campus, Morgantown, Monongalia County
Scarlet Oak – Tree located on southside of Strausbaugh Trail.
Other registered trees on site include Ohio Buckeye, Horse Chestnut, Mockernut Hickory, Dwarf Hackberry, Yellowood, Bear Oak and Table Mountain Pine.
- McGrew House – Along Main Street, Kingwood, Preston County
European Larch – Tree adjoins Main Street and is on a brochure.
Other registered trees on site include: Yellowwood, European Beech, Bigleaf Magnolia and Tiger-tail Spruce.
Division of Forestry – Region 2
- Morgan Grove Park, Near Shepherdstown, Jefferson County
Green Ash tree is at edge of parking area near restrooms.
Another registered tree on site is a Pecan.
- City of Petersburg, Petersburg, Grant County
Eastern Cottonwood Tree is near city Water plant. It between the foot of levee and small stream.
Division of Forestry – Region 3
- Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, Keslers Cross Lanes, Nicholas County
Black Birch about ½ mile down Pierson Hollow Trail near a bench and small bridge.
Another registered tree on site is an Eastern Hemlock.
- Gaudineer Scenic Area, Monongahela National Forest, near Durbin, Pocahontas County.
Yellow Birch- adjacent to loop trail and to the right when walking counterclockwise.
Other registered trees on site include Striped Maple and Red Spruce.
Division of Forestry – Region 4
- General Lewis Inn Lewisburg, Greenbrier County
Yellow Buckeye in front yard of General Lewis Inn along US 60
- Greenbrier State Forest – Near White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County
Eastern White Pine – Tree located between cabins 8 and 9.
Division of Forestry – Region 5
- Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha County
Shortleaf Pine – Brawley-section C.
Other registered trees on site include White Fringe Tree, Southern Red Oak, Post Oak and Sawara False Cypress.
- Sunrise Carriage Trail, Charleston, Kanawha County
American Beech – Tree is to right of first switchback walking uphill.
Another registered tree on site is a Yellow Buckeye.
Division of Forestry – Region 6
- Blennerhasset Island State Historical Park, Parkersburg, Wood County
Black Walnut – To right of pathway leading from the ferry landing as one nears the Mansion.
Other registered trees on site are Pawpaws.
- Henderson Hall Plantation – near Williamstown, Wood County
Black Walnut – Located in woodland bottom next to the Henderson Hall
Other registered trees on site include American Hornbeam and Honeylocust.