The favorite red maple of Jack in Summer 2015


> Jack

Tree species 

> Red maple


 > Front yard


My favorite tree is called a Red Maple. The Red Maples scientific name is Acer rubrum. My tree's bark is smooth with little bumps on it and, the leaves look like a hand with three fingers, although it doesn't have buds. Standing at a height of 26.4 feet, my tree is located in the front of my yard. Its leaves are green in the spring and, red in the fall. My whole family likes this tree because of many things. My sister and I climb it all the time and so do all our neighbors and friends. I also like it because it gives me shade when I am outside playing. It is a pretty tree especially in the spring when it begins to bud. I moved to that house with that tree there, so that tree is all the memories I have with that house. Another fact about my tree is if you look at it when you are sick you get better faster, because it is a very pretty tree.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 2152

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 52

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 197

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 69



  1. The favorite red maple of Jack in Summer 2015