Tree Information

Common Name: Norway maple

Scientific Name: Acer platanoides

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 2901

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 182 in.

Height: 59 ft.

Crown: 98 ft.

Points: 266

Date Last Measured: 2021

Last Measured by: Brendan Fitzgerald & Cydney Chambers

Date First Measured: 2021

Comments: The tree appears very healthy and sound. The trunk circumference had to be measured lower than standard height of 4.5 feet to accommodate for branching beginning at roughly 4 feet. Trunk was measured at 3 feet above ground, which was the narrowest girth of the trunk between the roots and lower scaffold branches.

Brendan Fitzgerald Jun-21

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Craig

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Land Owner: Tracy Frist and Bill Frist

GPS Coordinates: 37.426261, -80.252791

Owner Email:

Directions: Located on the grounds of Bellevue, which was built in the 1830s and is one of Craig County’s historic homes. The house is a two-story brick historical home. Tree is close to Cumberland Gap Rd in the front yard of the historical brick home. Property is at the corner of routes 42 and 625. There is an historical marker in front of the house about Addison Caldwell. It is the location where the Virginia Tech Cadets begin their march every October back to campus to commemorate Addison's walk from his home in Craig County to Blacksburg in 1872 to become the university's first student.

Owner Address: 14505 Cumberland Gap Road

New Castle, VA 24127

Contact Information

Contact Name: Tracy Frist

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 14505 Cumberland Gap Road

New Castle, VA 24127


Original Nominator(s): Tracy Frist

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