Common Name: striped maple
Scientific Name: Acer pensylvanicum
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 43 in.
Height: 51 ft.
Crown: 31 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Lara Johnson, Meredith Bean
Date First Measured: 2010
Comments: Declared state champion when discovered in 2010. Declared national co-champion in 2019, sharing title with a tree in Connecticut. Current all-time largest documented specimen of the species in the state. The tree appears healthy and sound.
2020 Update: Canopy is half dead. Difficult to take good photos because of understory growth. See photos. Notified DCR staff about these trees and they are going to flag them and had no knowledge of them prior to our remeasurements. They are right in a utility easement. DCR is going to flag this area as a sensitive habitat moving forward.
Measured in 2010 by Carmean, Williamson, and Kirwan at 38", 49' 28', 94 points.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Grayson
Land Owner: State of Virginia - Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
GPS Coordinates: 36.62793, -81.51508
Directions: Grayson Highlands State Park. To left of stables (as viewed from parking lot) and down hill near powerline right-of-way.
Owner Address: 829 Grayson Highland Ln
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Owner Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Name: Marceia Holland
Contact Email: Marceia.Holland@dcr.virginia.gov
Contact Phone: 276-579-7092
Contact Info: Marceia Holland - Park Manager - Grayson Highlands State Park
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson, and Jeff Kirwan