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New Guinness World Record: Largest Maple Leaf

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Joseph Donato Finds World's Largest Maple Leaf. From the Globe and Mail

Perhaps as an omen to the imminent winning streak of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a 9 year-old boy in Pickering, Ontario has discovered the world’s largest maple leaf.

The Guinness Book of World Records will be creating a new category for the maple leaf, which measures about 13-inches across.

Joseph Donato says there is a downside to finding the world’s largest leaf, however (from the Globe and Mail story):

“People are jealous at school,” he confided, and they’re trying to find bigger leaves.

Only in the great nation of Canada would this story make national news. Though I must admit, that leaf is pretty damn big.

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  1. November 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    i have a larger leaf but don’t know how to display it to the world record people.Can you help me?i just need to know how to show them of me and my friends discovery of the worlds largest maple leaf.

  2. loop.hole109@yahoo.com
    November 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    may have found one bigger while hunting this weekend in columbus,indiana 13one eighth wide. nine inches tall.

  3. November 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Sounds like there is some competition haha.

  4. Carol
    November 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I found a 14″ maple leaf here in Raleigh, NC

  5. Carol
    November 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    14 wide x 13 1/2″ tall to be exact! – Raleigh, NC

  6. November 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Looking for big Maple leaves can be a lot of fun, and it gets you away from the computer for a nice, natural break.
    I saw, Nov. 21, that Eve Steel of Vancouver, BC, has found a Maple leaf that is near 18 inches across. WOW ! Pretty big, eh? It was on the 6 o’clock news!
    If lots of people start looking for big leaves, someone is sure to find one bigger than that, don’t you think?
    I’m sure there is a bigger one out there somewhere! Keep on searching!
    This is going to be a new category in the Guiness World Records Book!

  7. Norm Gettel
    November 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    My father has a framed Maple Leaf which measures 48cm just shy of 19 inches across.
    He got it from my back yard adjacent to the Redwoods Golf Course in Langley B.C.
    It was featured in the Penticton news paper a few years ago. You could see the figure of Mother Theresa in it. (just kidding). He does have the leaf however.

  8. marge wiegers
    November 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    having seen the CBC item last week had my gardener search the lawn area under the Big Leaf Maples in my property on 45 Road Arlington Wa. and turned up several weathered specimens in the neighborhood of 18 inches (47 cms). They likely lost summat in the drying out process of the last weeks on the ground. The other maple species native to the west here, the Vine Maple has much, much smaller leaf. Keep up the momentum!

  9. Linda B
    December 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I currently have a maple leaf in a frame on my living room wall that measures 19 1/4 inches across and is about 17 inches tall. Found it in Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge. The funny thing is, I was disappointed when I went to the Forest Service visitor center at Multnomah Falls, and they had an even bigger one there. The Guinness people might want to look them up.

  10. Anonymous
    June 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I got one 16 1/2 inches long and 12 inches tall.

  11. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I got one that is 20 inches long and 12 inches tall!

  12. awesomestintheworld!
    July 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I got one that is 20 inches long and 12 inches tall!

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