Vine Maple

  A close-up view of the vine maple showing the distinctive 7-point leaves and tiny winged seeds that make the tree distinctive. Vine maple grows in many forest types in the West, and draws its name from the rambling, vine-like form the tree adopts as part of the forest understory. In open areas, the tree grows as a dense, multi-trunked upright tree. Vine maple is prized as a cultivated species for its unique growth habit and brilliant red fall color.



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