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Species: Big Leaf Maple

Scientific Name: Acer Macrophyllum

Classification: Deciduous Tree



Description: The Big Leaf Maple, also commonly known as the Oregon Maple is a medium sized tree, averaging 30-50 feet in height when mature, often developing with multiple trunks. It is native to the West coast of North America, including Alaska, British Columbia, Canada, Washington State, Oregon and California. Large maple leaves, 6 inches to a foot across are green in color from spring to summer, turning yellow and orange in the fall months. The tree is known to be fast growing in its native area, often growing up to 10 feet in a single season. It is not generally known to be well adaptable to interior areas subject to high heat, with some exception to areas with high humidity. In more humid areas of its range, the Big Leaf Maple is known to co-exist with moss and fern species which grow on its bark. In the wild, it is most commonly found in mixed coniferous forests as well as Western hardwood mixed forests such as Red Alder. It is found bordering foothills, near low mountain streams as well as near river banks. It is tolerant of a range of soil types including course, gravelly soil.

Site Conditions: The Big Leaf Maple prefers mostly moist soil, although it is tolerant to drier soils. It can adapt to a wide range of soil types from rich fertile soil to more course soils. It is a flood tolerant species, able to withstand seasonal temporary flooded areas, however generally not areas prone to permant standing water. It prefers full sun exposure and also tolerant to partial shade exposure.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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