Common Name: silver maple
Scientific Name: Acer saccharinum
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 288 in.
Height: 96 ft.
Crown: 112 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2015
Last Measured by: Robert Vickers
Date First Measured: 2015
Comments: Recognized as the national champion in 2019, and then national co-champion in 2020 with two other Virginia specimens, one in Bland county and the other in Bath county. It is the current all-time largest specimen documented for the species in the state.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Fairfax
Land Owner: Fairfax County Park Authority
GPS Coordinates: 39.02961, -77.25438
Directions: The tree is on the north side of the Potomac Heritage Trail in Riverbend Park in Great Falls, VA. It is upriver from the visitor center and between the trail and the river tight on the river bank.
Contact Name: Robert Vickers
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 312 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers