Black Maple

0-062    Black maple (Acer nigrum) is a variable tree quite similar to sugar maple. The two species sometimes tend to merge into each other, perhaps due to cross pollination. Many trees of both species, plus such intermediate forms, can be found in the old north section of Oak Ridge and the oldest ones were probably among the first trees planted here in the 1860s. Both species are very colorful and can produce maple syrup.

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39.826805 N, 89.657252 W

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