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Record appears to have fallen

Paige Bouma and Julia Jakubik and their big leaf.  - Photo courtesy of Paige Bouma
Paige Bouma and Julia Jakubik and their big leaf.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Paige Bouma

Good friends Paige Bouma and Julia Jakubik found this Bigleaf Maple leaf on Oct. 9, 2013 on Springwood Ave NE.

The two 11-year-olds measured the leaf and found it was 23 inches long from bottom of stem to tip of leaf.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records (online) the largest Bigleaf Maple leaf measured only 20.55 inches.

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