The red maple is one of the most abundant types of trees in the eastern regions of North America. This species is the most tolerant to different climatic conditions amongst all maple trees. It also thrives in a wide range of soil types, textures, moisture, pH and elevation. In New England, these trees grow on ridge tops and dry sandy or rock soils; on the other hand, in the south, this tree species is found in swamp areas.
Origin, history, and uses:
Red maples are commonly used for landscaping and cities due to their adaptability to different climatic and soil conditions, their bright red foliage during the autumn, relatively fast grwoth, and the lack of hard-shelled seeds. Maple trees are also important as sources of wood and syrup.