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red maple

a tree, Acer rubrum, of eastern North America, growing in moist soil and usually having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn.
Also called swamp maple.
Origin of red maple
1760-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Wooded parts of the natural area include alder forest and jack pine, oak and red maple barrens.
  • Hidden behind the red maple trees are branches bursting with floral fireworks: witch hazel in bloom.
  • It is dominated by a bay forest containing loblolly bay, sweet bay, pond pine and red maple.
  • Compare growth rates to understory red maple on control and harvested areas.
  • The potato leafhopper is a serious problem on red maple causing severe economic damage in nurseries and landscape settings.
  • We will return to the farm in the spring and spray an herbicide to control the multiflora rose and red maple that comes back.
  • Much of the site is part of an extensive red maple swamp.
  • Poplar, red maple and ash are completely avoided by the caterpillars.

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