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Definition and Description of the Canadian Maple Tree

The biology of the Canadian Maple Tree and its classification is as follows:

Name of Tree: Canadian Maple Tree.

Latin name of Canadian Maple Tree : The Latin name for the Canadian Maple Tree is Acer rubrum.

Genus: Acer (a genus is a group of closely related species)

Kingdom: Plantae.

Species: Acer rubrum.

Colours: Brilliant red, scarlet in autumn.

Details: The Canadian Maple Tree. Acer rubrum is one of the most abundant and widespread deciduous trees in eastern north America. The Canadian Maple is correctly named as its flowers, twigs and seeds are all red to some degree. It is best known for its brilliant deep scarlet foliage in autumn. The flowers appear in spring from April to May, the flowers are red with 5 small petals. This Canadian Maple is used commercially for maple syrup production and is used for its medium to high quality timber. As with all maples, they are deciduous and the leaves of the Canadian Maple turn a brilliant red in autumn.

Geographic Location: Maple trees are generally found in east Asia, some are also found in Europe and north America.

Information and Facts about Maple Trees

  • Maple, a tree of the genus Acer, of which there are more than 120 species.
  • Acer saccharum, is the sugar maple, this tree is one of the finest autumn-colouring trees in America. The autumn colour varies from crimson, gold, orange and scarlet. The sap from the sugar maple is used to make maple syrup.
  • The Canadian Maple Tree is Acer rubrum. The Canadian Maple Tree can grow into a large tree. In the autumn the leaves turn a rich red and scarlet. A Canadian maple of the greatest beauty.
  • The silver maple, Acer saccharinum, is a large fast growing tree. The leaves are silvery-white underneath and when the wind blows the tree sparkles.
  • The crimson king maple tree or Acer platanoides is an attractive large maple. The leaves turn a deep crimson-purple and the flowers are deep yellow.
  • The common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.
  • Maple honey, Maple molasses, or Maple syrup is maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses.
  • Maple sugar is sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation.
  • The maple tree flowers are small but are quite attractive.
  • Acer's are hardy trees.

Trees - Canadian Maple Tree

A tree, such as a Canadian Maple Tree, is defined as any perennial woody plant of considerable size, (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.

The parts of a tree are the roots, the trunk, the branch, the twig and the leaf. Different types of trees display various growth forms, leaf type and shape, bark characteristics.

It is estimated that there are over 100,000 tree species. A genus is a group of closely related species.

The Latin name for the Canadian Maple Tree is Acer rubrum.