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"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   


Amur Maple
(Acer ginnala)

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pierceall
Tree Map Location: # 18
In Memory of David Pierceall

Amur Maple tree Amur Maple leaves Amur Maple bark Amur Maple fruit

Leaf: Opposite, simple, serrated, 2 to 4 inches long, 3 lobed; middle lobe is usually much longer than two side lobes; shiny green above, paler below. Leaf shape is highly variable.  
Flower: Long-stemmed, pale yellow or creamy, tall wide clusters; appearing in early spring.  
Fruit: Samara, 3/4 to 1" long, hanging at very tight angles or nearly parallel, ripen in early fall and persist.  
Twig: Slender, glabrous, reddish brown, lighter lenticels, raised leaf scars and short broad buds.  
Bark: Grayish brown, smooth, with darker striations or furrows with age.  
Form: Small tree to 20 feet tall, multi-stemmed, spreading crown.  
Source: College of Natural Resource Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. And University of Illinois http://urbanext.illinois.edu/treeselector/detail_plant.cfm?PlantID=165  
Website: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro

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