Red Maple - Acer Rubrum
Red maple (Acer rubrum) is a native tree that is found throughout Wisconsin. It is a medium-sized tree that typically grows 40-60 feet tall. Red maples prefer moist, slightly acidic soils, but they can tolerate a wide range of conditions. They are often found in wet bottomlands, river floodplains, and other areas with moist soil.
Red maples are known for their beautiful fall foliage, which can be a brilliant red, orange, or yellow. They are also an important source of food for wildlife, such as birds, squirrels, and deer. Red maples are also a popular choice for landscaping, as they are relatively easy to care for and provide shade and beauty.
Here are some additional facts about red maple trees in Wisconsin: