Toronto Island Community cares for a Red Maple

This 40 year old Red Maple (Acer rubrum) will be undergoing some trimming of over-extended branches to ensure it is not impacted by the street power lines. This resilient tree is generally structurally sound and has not shown any signs of weakness even during extreme conditions!

Did you know that red maples do well on the island? In the wild, they grow in swampy areas. Here they are quite vigorous, they get to a height of about 20 metres!

Fun fact: red maples are also often confused with the Crimson King Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) which has leaves that turn red in the fall. So it is important to make sure you are making sure not to mix up the two!

Thank you to We Care Tree Care for attending to this beautiful tree!

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