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Red Maple Bark

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On young red maple trees you see smooth and light gray. With age bark becomes darker and breaks up into long, fine scaly plates.
Red Maple Bark

Red Maple Bark

Steve Nix

Maple (Acer spp.) - Opposite Ranked

  • Paired winged key seeds.
  • Red buds and new red stems on red maple.
  • Bark is generally gray but variable in form.
  • Terminal bud is is egg-shaped and slightly larger than lateral buds.
  • Stipule scars absent.
  • Identify the Maples

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