Tree Information

Common Name: mountain maple

Scientific Name: Acer spicatum

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2640

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 28 in.

Height: 32 ft.

Crown: 23 ft.

Points: 66

Date Last Measured: 2019

Last Measured by: Jason Sprouls and John Peterson

Date First Measured: 2019

Comments: A double-stem that is hard to judge whether it is a tree from a single seed. Most likely it is a single tree given how close the stems are appressed. Individual stem circumferences were measured at 4.5' above ground (19" and 20"). The composite circumference of the two was calculated as 28". Measurement of the single parent trunk at ground line was 25".

J. Peterson May-19

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Giles

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Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service

GPS Coordinates: 37.36422, -80.578911

Directions: Cascades. Uphill from creek trail, very close to a wooden foot bridge with railings.

Contact Information

Contact Name: John Peterson

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Original Nominator(s): Jason Sprouls and John Peterson

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