Maple Tree Identification

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Do edhat readers have any idea what species Maple (Acer) this is? It’s about 30 ft tall. Leaves about 4” across, stems are red. Any help is appreciated.

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a-1573541071 Oct 05, 2018 12:29 AM
Maple Tree Identification

Bartlett Tree Experts Tree Service 724 Kimball St (805) 963-3324 Send them a photo or two. These guys are awesome. They will be able to i.d. the tree. Bartlett planted an Apricot down the street from my place and that tree pumps fruit. I had one of the guys come over to give me an estimate on something or other kind of work (years ago) and the man came back, even though I didn't give them the work, and gave me three Cane-stemmed begonias. (I think that's what they're called.) They are like small trees and have flourished in my garden now for over a decade. Kudos to that man----he recognized a kindred spirit and made a fellow plant lover so very happy.

RockwellBAD Oct 04, 2018 09:36 PM
Maple Tree Identification

OP here. Subsequent to my submitting the request for the Acer ID on Tuesday, we did determine that the tree is an Acer rubrum. Thanks for concurring. Does anyone have any idea of the variety of the A. rubrum that this sample might be? One that grows here in Santa Barbara/Montecito, near North Jameson and San Ysidro roads. And yes, we may be giving a prize to the person with the most viable information.

a-1573541071 Oct 04, 2018 08:00 PM
Maple Tree Identification

Also: wrong leaves for any Liquidambar trees. The Liquidambar you see locally is mostly L. styraciflua anyway.

a-1573541071 Oct 04, 2018 07:57 PM
Maple Tree Identification

Sycamore (Platanus?) ----no way. We're all just guessing here, so I am going to guess Acer rubrum (Red maple). Do I get a prize if I'm correct? Is there some reason you couldn't post a close-up of the bark of this tree? Certainly that would help with the i.d.

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