Shannon Perry Dylan Davis Ecology Adopt A Tree
Our Tree Common name: Red Maple Scientific name: Acer rubrum
Description • Size • Up to 90ft in height • 2.5ft in diameter • Medium size tree • a narrow crown
Habitat • Anywhere in Virginia • Dry ridges • Swamps • Etc.
Leaves • Opposite • 2-6 inches • 3-5 lobes • Coarsely toothed edges • Green above, white below • Stems are often red
Flowers • Attractive but small • Bright red; occasionally yellow • Hanging cluster • Appearing before leaves in the Spring
Fruit • Paired; winged • Reddish • V-shaped • 1\2 to 3\4 inch long • Long drooping stems • Spinning as fall Spring
Bark • Young Trunks • Smooth • light gray • Older Trunks • Dark gray • Separated by vertical ridges into large, plate-like scales
Twigs • Reddish • Shiny with small pores • Buds usually blunt green or reddish with several loose scales
Tree Usage • Furniture • turnery • Woodenware • Paper pulp • Food for squirrels, birds, mice and deer • Maple syrup • Provides shade
Our Red Maple Roses are red Our tree is too Use for shade And turnery too With a v-shaped fruit And a smooth trunk too To grow in Va Where we live too Our Red Maple has flowers and twigs So you’ll know our tree if we showed it to you.
Guideline Poem Trunk Tall Standing Living Growing Breathing Food Shelter Turnery Oxygen Cut-Down Processed Stained Table
The End This is our tree. We hope you liked it just as much as we did!!!