Red Maple

Rhode Island State Tree

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Red maple leaves in autumn

Red maple leaves in full autumn glory; photo by Jen Johnson1 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Red Maple

Although the red maple was voted as the state tree by Rhode Island's school children in the 1890's, it was not officially recognized as the state tree until 1964. The red maple tree (acer rubrum) provides spectacular fall foliage - the leaves turning gold, purple, and scarlet (adding to the beauty of Rhode Island’s forests).

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Images

Leaf of the red maple (acer rubrum) turning from summer green to fall red; photo by David Illig on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Red maple leaf (acer rubrum) turning from summer green to fall red

Red maple tree (acer rubrum) samaras (seeds); photo by Dendroica cerulea on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Red maple tree seeds