Tree Information

Common Name: silver maple

Scientific Name: Acer saccharinum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2348

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 288 in.

Height: 96 ft.

Crown: 112 ft.

Points: 412

Date Last Measured: 2015

Last Measured by: Robert Vickers

Date First Measured: 2015


2021 update: This tree has been dethroned as national champion by another tree in Houston County Minnesota

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.

R. Vickers 2015

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Fairfax

State Map

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 Information

Contact Name: Robert Vickers

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 312 Springvale Road

Great Falls, VA 22066


Original Nominator(s): Robert Vickers

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