Also called Oregon maple.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA Pacific coast and 🗻︎ coastal mountains.

One of the soft maples.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
🌳︎🐝︎ Trees for Bees Genus host to caterpillars of 281 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Wood from some large specimens is called quilt maple, figured maple, and flame, tiger stripe or fiddleback.  It is gorgeous, and used to make high-end musical instruments, including guitars.  Often harvested illegally by meth-heads.[1]

Two large beautiful mature trees grow in 🇮🇪 Ireland, on the grounds of Trinity College in Dublin[2] (just outside the building holding the Book of Kells), said to be planted there in a wet area of the grounds due to the tree's ability to draw from the soil and evaporate large quantities of water.[3]


[1] http://archive.​seattleweekly.​com/​home/​946487-129/wood-maple-says-timber-county-sisson retrieved 2016-12-04 by EP.

[2] http://www.​monumentaltrees.​com/​en/​irl/​leinster/​dublin/2644_trinitycollege/ retrieved 2016-12-04 by EP.

[3] Tour guide, to EP and others in our tour group, 2015-09-18.

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