Red Maple

Acer rubrum


Other Names:
Swamp Maple, Water Maple, Soft Maple

The Red Maple is a native tree found throughout Virginia. Many species of birds forage in Red Maples, and both birds and mammals sometimes use cavities in them. It is one of the most adaptable trees to a wide range of site conditions, but it is not considered to be a long-lived tree. The Red Maple is sometimes used in the production of maple syrup, but other species of maple are preferable. The wood is popular with makers of furniture and musical instruments.

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North America Virginia

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