Maple, Red

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Acer rubrum


Native to:
Newfoundland to Florida west to Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Florida

Mature Height and Width:
40-60 feet by 30-50 feet, can reach 120 feet high

Additional Notes:
Red maple is a versatile tree species that 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.  Except for its importance in some wetland forests, in southern Illinois, red maple is most commonly seen as a landscape tree.