red maple

noun

Definition of red maple 

: a common tree (Acer rubrum) of eastern and central North America that grows chiefly in moist soils, has reddish twigs and flowers, and yields a lighter and softer wood than the sugar maple

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The property contains 41% of northern hardwoods, including large stands of red maple. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DNR adds more land for fishing, hunting and other public uses in $7.2 million deal," 23 May 2018 Larger trees offered were eastern red cedar, Serbian spruce, red maple and English oak. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Chilly, soggy weather didn't stop Keep Lakewood Beautiful volunteers from sprucing up the city," 29 Apr. 2018 After a bath in a wooden tub in a Japanese cedar room and a long sleep, Stephen[need to ID Stephen] opened the shoji screen to find snow falling on a still-red maple with a bird on a branch. Kevin Doyle, WSJ, "24 Famous Globe-Trotters on the Hotels They Love Most," 27 Apr. 2018 Myesha Jones tied a pink ribbon around the skinny trunk of Jim Grill’s new red maple tree, a native species the 67-year-old planned to plant to entice bees and other pollinators into his Catonsville yard. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Herring Run Nursery hosts Earth Day tree giveaway to help 'keep Baltimore green'," 22 Apr. 2018 Colored flags were placed by each hole corresponding to the variety of deciduous tree to be planted in them, black oaks or red maples, for instance. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Hundreds of trees planted along Ma & Pa Trail in Fallston for Harford County's Arbor Day," 30 Mar. 2018 Wake Forest sports – TPing the quad After big wins by Wake Forest sports team (so, like every three or four years), students raid the dorm bathrooms and roll the October Glory red maple trees lining the main quad. Chris Chase, For The Win, "The 9 weirdest fan traditions in sports, from fish throwing to celery," 16 Apr. 2018 Tree varieties native to the county include red maple, tulip poplar, white oak, black walnut, eastern red cedar and redbud. Staff Report, The Aegis, "Harford County to observe Arbor Day on March 30 at Annie's Playground," 27 Mar. 2018 Those opposed to helping Meteor said the focus should be on the wetlands loss, especially 13.37 acres of white pine and red maple swamp. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan to exempt sand project from DNR requirements collapses in Wisconsin Senate," 21 Mar. 2018

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1770, in the meaning defined above

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