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Need maple ID

Posted by wadet z8a (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 29, 07 at 2:38

Hi, found this tree growing in Discovery Park in Seattle. It's apparently growing w/ out any care. The base is ~2'.
What is it?
Thanks.
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RE: Need maple ID

Most likely Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'. Before it became a park, Discovery Park was a military base (Fort Lawton) for many years and there are many mature cultivated plants growing on it in what are now apparently wild or natural environments.


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  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 29, 07 at 14:21

I don't remember if this specimen fades out later on not. The common larger ones here are 'Crimson King', 'Faassen's Black' and 'Schwedleri'. See A.L. Jacobson, TREES OF SEATTLE - SECOND EDITION.


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