Common Name: Japanese maple
Scientific Name: Acer palmatum
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 127 in.
Height: 52 ft.
Crown: 59 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Carol King, Shawn Dash, Daina Henry, Rand Milam, Rhonda Graves
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Carmean/Williamson 2007:The tree appears very healthy and sound. There is some English ivy at it's base which could become troublesome.(February 2017: The crown is lopsided due to large evergreens on one side. Tree is somewhat encumbered by English and poison ivy. Otherwise tree seems to be healthy. Measured at 15 inches due to low vertical branches. We did verify that the trunk was continuous below that point.)
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Hampton
Land Owner: Hampton University
GPS Coordinates: 37.01318, -76.32675
Directions: Strawberry Banks; Sound end of Hampton and west of Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (I-64). Old Strawberry Banks Motel and grounds now owned by Hampton University.
Contact Name: Carol King
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 45 Greenbriar Avenue
Hampton, VA 23661
Contact Phone: 757-327-0414
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson