Common Name: Florida maple
Scientific Name: Acer floridanum (syn. Acer barbatum)
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Database ID: 2513
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 133 in.
Height: 126 ft.
Crown: 72 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2017
Comments: Became a new state champion when discovered in 2017. Declared national champion in 2018. Dethroned in 2022 by a newly discovered tree in Yorktown, VA. Still listed as national champion as of 2022.
The tree appears healthy and sound. Another maple, now dead, is on the ground next to it that was of similar size.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Southampton
Land Owner: Jamie Rawls
GPS Coordinates: 36.64842, -77.40417
Directions: Location is on an island along the Meherrin River, south side and south of Ivy Tract Road. This tree would be very difficult to find without a guide. Can contact nominator or owner for more information.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Gary Williamson