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Dec 10

Tree of the Month - Acer Buergerianum

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM by Colin Heyne

Tree of the Month - December

The Tree of the Month for December is Acer buergerianum, or the trident maple. It is native to China, Korea, and Japan, but does quite well in our climate. This species is known for its distinct triangular three-lobed leaves that resemble a trident, hence the common name. It has a variable but usually attractive fall color that features shades of dark red and orange. The trident maple is highly sought out due to its tolerance of most soils and urban pollution. For more information check out the Cal Poly SelecTree website.