Eastern Red Maple

Interesting Tree Facts:

The Red Maple is named for its bright red fall foliage, red flowers, fruit and twigs. The tree's fruit, called samaras, contains a seed attached to a wing. Commonly referred to as helicopters or whirlybirds, the seeds spread far and wide, a welcomed springtime snack for squirrels and chipmunks.

Successful and abundant in the Eastern United States, the Red Maple has a useful and long history in the Americas. 

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