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Tree ID

Posted by mlevie (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 19, 11 at 13:06

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.

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RE: Tree ID

  • Posted by socal23 USDA10/Sunset23 (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 22, 11 at 0:24

Some variety of Acer rubrum (red maple)?


RE: Tree ID

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!

RE: Tree ID

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.

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