Tree Information

Common Name: sugar maple

Scientific Name: Acer saccharum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 270 in.

Height: 72 ft.

Crown: 84 ft.

Points: 363

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Alex Cassell and Eric Wiseman

Date First Measured: 1978

Comments: In 2016, the tree continues to grow but has lost a large chunk of its trunk and many limbs. This tree was originally discovered by Lyt Wood while attending Virginia Tech. It was originally measured by J.C. Clark, County Forester, in November 1978. The land that it stands on has been subdivided to different family members.

E. Wiseman 11/18/2016

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Giles

State Map

Land Owner: Eric F. Schenkel

GPS Coordinates: 37.33728, -80.55982

Owner Email:

Directions: About 4.3 miles north of U.S. 460 on Route 700(Mountain Lake Road). There is a gated overlook on the left side of the road. Tree is 440 feet, bearing 325.5 degrees, from the overlook deck.

Owner Address: 173 Long Island Dr.

Moneta, VA 24121

Contact Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-231-5148

Contact Info: Additional Contact: Mr. James C. Clark VA Dept. of Forestry 75-C Hampton Blvd. Christiansburg, Va 24073


Original Nominator(s): Lyt Wood

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