Latin Name: Acer rubrum
Facts about Red Maple:
Is widely planted as ornamental and the red maple is one of the ﬁrst trees to ﬂower each Spring.
The Red Maple grows quickly, usually lives 75-100 years, and is very similar to the silver maple.
From the Maple Family
Shape and size: Trees 20-25 m tall
Reddish and short stalked
About 3 mm across
Flowers in tassel-like clusters
Cool, moist sites by swamp, streams and springs but it can sometimes be found in upland drier sites.
Provides habitat from wildlife by providing housing or even a cooler micro-climate.
Woods has been used for: pulp and for making crates, furniture, cabinets, and ﬂooring.
Can be used to make maple syrup but red maple sap is only half as sweet as that of sugar maple.