the Neighborhood Design Center


March 21, 2024

What’s So Great About Red Maples?

Male and female red maple trees produce either pollen or flowers.

In celebration of National Agriculture Day earlier this week and the first day of spring today, we explore the Red Maple.

This tree is already blooming in our yards and parks. Beyond its stunning autumn colors, red maple wood is a valuable resource used in furniture, cabinetry, and flooring, contributing to agriculture’s forestry sector.

These trees provide habitat and food for wildlife, enhancing biodiversity on farms and rural landscapes.

Next time you see a red maple in bloom, give it a high five (figuratively, of course) for its beauty and function! And don’t forget to thank a farmer – they’re the caretakers who manage our forests, ensuring this resource thrives.