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Massive Maple

Massive Maple - photo by Rachael Marshall, Project VolunteerWith a girth of 2.89m, this tree is a collosal example of its species. Normally, field maples only grow to about 1 metre girth, so how this tree managed to grow to such a size is something of a mystery. This massive maple is currently thought to be the biggest of its species in Buckinghamshire, and certainly impressed David Alderman of Tree Register of the British Isles, who came to survey it in September 2007.

David said:

"Whilst this tree isn't ancient or a veteran, it is certainly very noteworthy. It has a fine girth and a very well-formed crown, and could well be the largest field maple in the county."

David Alderman measuring the Maple

The massive maple does have some competition however, in the form of another large maple in Hughenden, to be surveyed later this year. Will the maple be able to keep its crowning glory?


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