Philly Tree Map

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Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum
Distinguishing Features: Seeds are round and firm and stay green after the wings turn brown, red and orange leaves on the same tree in the fall
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 40 to 80 feet tall with a rounded crown.
  • Leaf: 5-lobed, with the 2 basal lobes being smaller medium to dark green excellent yellow, orange or red, shaded leaves on plant interior are yellow, while exterior, exposed leaves turn orange with a red cast.
  • Flower: Inconspicuous
  • Bark: smooth gray-brown in youth develops thick, irregular, recurved plates with age
  • Fruit or Seed: Samaras, 1 inches to 1.75 inches inches long, as a pair they form a horseshoe shape
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