This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Newfoundland to Florida west to Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas
Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 40-60 feet
Red maple has probably increased in number more drastically over the last century than any other across the largely forested eastern third of the United States. Ability to persist under shade, resistance to major pests and tolerance of a broad range of soil conditions are all factors contributing to its great adaptability to modern conditions. Except for its importance in some wetland forests, in southern Illinois, red maple is most commonly seen as a landscape tree.