0-060 Red maple (Acer rubrum) is one of the most colorful and commonly planted native trees in Illinois. Many of those planted trees are selected cultivars, but this one and its two neighbors appear to be the wild form. It typically does best in wet or rocky, acidic forest soils and prefers to be surrounded by other trees (like this one is), not by pavement. You can find more red maples as you move east and south through Oak Ridge.
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