Red Maple

National champion red maple. Credit: The New Jersey Big Tree Program

SPECIES NAME: Red maple, Acer rubrum

LOCATION: Salem, New Jersey

CIRCUMFERENCE: 269 inches

HEIGHT: 91 feet

CROWN SPREAD: 82 feet

TOTAL POINTS: 381

NOMINATED: 2012

NOMINATED BY: Joseph Jacobs

FUN FACT: Spreading from Newfoundland to southern Florida, the red maple lays claim to one of the largest ranges of any tree species in eastern forests.