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The Field maple

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A common tree in such areas is the Field maple or scientifically Acer campestre.

The field maple is a species related to maple, being part of the same Acer species, which can reach up to 18 m in height, exceptionally up to 25 m.

The stem is usually crooked, with many knots and the bark is grayish-brown with whitish spots, it looks sprinkled with lime.

The leaves are small, 6 to 9 cm, and the petiole contains a milk-colored juice.

The longevity of the field maple is about 100 years.

Did you know that...

  • The Acer species comprises about 100 species of trees and shrubs.

  • The most favorable soils for Field maple are alluvial soils.