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Autumn Red Maple is a Smaller Species of the Maple Trees
Appropriately named Mountain Red Maple, this species of the smaller maple tree is native to the northeastern parts of North America, including Saskatchewan and Newfoundland all the way south to Pennsylvania. It has been found to grow in the southern parts of the Appalachian Mountains down to north Georgia, where the elevation is quite high. These trees live in very moist wooded areas that are along different waterways or on rocky cliff sides.
Autumn Red Maple is Beautiful in All Seasons Year Round
These maple trees tend to be smaller and grow between three and eight meters (10 to 25 feet). They have short trunks with slender branches. The leaves are quite modest but quite lengthy and broad, six to ten centimeters (two to four inches);The leaves are coarse but are a bright green, hairless exterior. The leaves will turn yellow, orange, or red during the fall and truly show their bright colors.
The bark of the mountain red maple tree is relatively thin and a grayish brown. The bark is smooth at first, but over time, it becomes almost scale-like. The fruit that grows is called a samara, and it tends to be red and winged. The samara usually falls from the trees during the late part of summer and early fall seasons. Inside the trunks of the trees, sap (a type of sugar) can be taken from the tree and processed to make delicious maple syrup. Tannins encompass the tree’s bark; this is used with coloring leather to make it more durable and last. The growth rate of the trees is considered slow or moderate, and it needs colder and wetter soil to grow. Many people do appreciate these trees since they are beautiful in all seasons year-round.