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British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide
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VINE MAPLE
acer cirinatum
  • the gnarled and crooked appearance of the Vine Maple tree probably lends itself to the word 'vine' in its common name
  • 'acer' is the Latin word for a maple tree

UNIQUE FEATURES:

  • Vine Mapleappears as a small tree or shrub and can grow into a dense thicket
  • Vine Maple are crooked, short trunk that can sometimes grow almost horizontally and may root where it touches the ground
  • Vine Maple have twisted, spreading limbs
  • The crown is low and irregularly shaped
  • Vine Maple is one of the first trees to establish after a landslide

LOCATION:

  • Vine Maple grows in southwestern British Columbia
  • low to mid elevations
  • Vine Maple likes wet sites, along river and stream banks
  • nitrogen rich soils
  • shade or open areas

SIZE:

  • Vine Maple grows up to 20 metres in height

FRUIT:

  • 2 to 4 cm long winged seeds
  • are joined in pairs but spread straight out unlike most maples which join in a 'V' shape

FLOWERS:

  • small, reddish or purple
  • often just one fruit will appear on each

Vinemap2.Jpg LEAVES:

  • have 7 to 9 lobes
  • almost circular, 6 to 11 cm in diameter
  • toothed
  • when mature bright yellowish green on top with a pale green and downy underside
  • when young reddish and hairy
  • turn red and gold in the fall

BARK:

  • thin, smooth, may have shallow cracks at the base of the tree when older
  • greenish when young, turning reddish-brown or gray with age

WOOD CHARACTERISTICS:

  • hard, flexible

USES:

  • modern - ornamental because of its spectacular fall colours
  • traditional - bow, frames for fishing nets, snowshoes, cradle frames, firewood, cooking tools; bark: boiled to make a tea for colds; branches: cradle swings

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