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Bigleaf Maple
(Acer macrophyllum)

Average Size
(in old-growth forest)

Height: 70-80 feet
Diameter: 3-4 feet

Life span

180-200 years

How to identify

Five-lobed maple leaves, each leaf is 8-12 inches across, bigger than any other maple species. Seeds are in winged fruits. Bark gray-brown and furrowed.

Interesting facts

Bigleaf maples are one of the few species of hardwood trees that live in the old-growth forest. The seeds are an important food for squirrels and birds.


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