Common Name: American sycamore
Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 333 in.
Height: 137 ft.
Crown: 91 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Robert Vickers
Comments: An enormous, tall, triple trunk sycamore in very healthy condition. Circumference measured at 12"
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Fairfax
Land Owner: Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
GPS Coordinates: 39.054942, -77.32147
Directions: The tree is in the Seneca tract of the NVRPA along the Potomac River at the end of Seneca rd in Great Falls, Va. The tree is on the western end of Potomac island in the Potomac river on the Virginia side. The island belongs to Virginia because it was created by a barge canal dug around 1804. the tree can be seen easily from the south side of the canal along the Potomac heritage trail. Access to the island can be done at low water.
Contact Name: Robert Vickers
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 312 Springvale Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers