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Red Maple

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Red Maple

Red Maple Leaves

Red Maple Trunk

Species

Acer rubrum

Family

Aceraceae

Campus Location

Along the bioswales on Sid Snyder Avenue

Native Range

Eastern North America

Description

  • Deciduous trees that can grow 60 to 90 feet tall and the diameter of the trunk ranges from 18 to 30 inches.
  • Many cultivars are available with superior fall color.
  • It's susceptible to bacterial leaf scorch, anthracnose, aphids and scale.
  • Landscape uses include shade, street tree, specimen and parks plantings.

History and significance:
The red maple is the same species whose sap is tapped to make maple syrup in the U.S. northeast and eastern Canada.

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