Tree ID

mlevieNovember 19, 2011

Can anyone help me identify this tree? It has beautiful fall color in Northern California and does not seem to have noticeable flowers or fruit. From Drop Box From Drop Box

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socal23(USDA10/Sunset23)

Some variety of Acer rubrum (red maple)?

Ryan

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 12:24AM
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mlevie

Maybe...out here Japanese maples are so common but I've never seen a red maple before. Its vertical habit and smooth bark seem somehow kind of unmaplelike!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2011 at 5:09PM
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fabaceae_native

Definitely a maple, and unless it's some closely related hybrid, I agree it is probably a red maple. Most of the native North American species grow large and have smooth bark until they are quite old.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 6:11PM
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