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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Is this a Red Maple?

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mustang1987
Paola, KS

December 3, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9720835

Hello again,

Posting again after I found another tree that looks similar to some pictures (maple trees) I been looking at. My last tread turned out to be a Ash tree. Thanks again by the way, you guys are great!


Hard to see in the picture, but a lot of the smaller twigs that branch off do have the opposite twig formation.

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2013
4:41 PM

Post #9720902

Bingo! See - I knew you could do it.

I think that it is more likely that you have a Silver Maple there (Acer saccharinum), given the size of the tree and the habit of its crown - and that you are in Kansas.

The dormant buds/twigs of Silver Maple and Red Maple are quite difficult to tell apart, so I fault you not in that regard.

I think you want a Sugar Maple though, if your intent is to make syrup...
mustang1987
Paola, KS

December 4, 2013
6:06 AM

Post #9721172

Great, thank you! Now I have a good idea what to look for on my next walk-about :).

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