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#21: Norway Maple

Tree #21: Norway Maple

 Acer platanoides (AY-sur  plat-uh-NOY-deez)

  • Native to Europe and W. Asia & were introduced to North America in the mid-1800s
  • Average height of 40 to 50 feet and width of 30 to 50 feet
  • Brilliant fall color with tiny bark plates-Seeds, called ‘samaras’ or ‘keys’ are built like helicopters to spin to the ground when released
  • They are considered invasive in North America and have been banned in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York state

 

 Norway Maple Leaf, Click 'once' to Enlarge

 

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