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box elder

or box·el·der (bŏks′ĕl′dər)
n.
A small to medium-sized maple tree (Acer negundo) native to North America, having pinnately compound leaves with three to seven leaflets.
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box elder

n
(Plants) a medium-sized fast-growing widely cultivated North American maple, Acer negundo, which has compound leaves with lobed leaflets. Also called: ash-leaved maple
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box′ el`der


n.
a North American maple, Acernegundo, having a light gray-brown bark and coarsely toothed leaves.
[1780–90]
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Noun1.box elder - common shade tree of eastern and central United Statesbox elder - common shade tree of eastern and central United States
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
Acer negundo Californicum, California box elder - maple of the Pacific coast of the United States; fruits are white when mature
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Dedicated on Wednesday, the park's new name -- Kuechmann Arboretum -- honors the hundred or more oaks, maples and box elders on the site.
Set in the mountains, amidst shimmering aspens and surrounded by lush meadows, box elders and the rushing stream that's Cub River, it's the perfect place to get one's head straight.
One of those afternoons I heard a plaintive bleat from down the wooded slope, and finally saw a youngling goat emerge from the box elders. He had seen me and proceeded straight up the hill, bleating as he came, to stand beside me, obviously seeking simple nonspecific companionship--I guessed he was a castaway.
After moving to Omaha, NE, for college in '07, Jeremiah met Dave Goldberg at a show and recruited him as the third member, forming the Box Elders in its current form.
A second experiment was performed to determine how cankerworm attack on cottonwood decreases as a function of distance from "source" box elders. We placed potted cottonwoods in lines from source box elders at distances of 0, 1, 2, 4, and 8 m from the source tree's canopy.
Although many foresters and most lay people assume the big river's banks and islands were always covered with pure stands of silver maple, broken by only occasional cottonwoods and box elders, Porteck and Swenson disagree.
By mid-April the cottonwoods, sycamores, and box elders should be back in their leafy summer glory.
In the northern half of the U.S., the first tier of trees, including the ashes, cottonwoods, box elders, hickories and locust, turn quickly after the equinox.
River bottoms and draws between rolling hills of little and big bluestem are choked with cedars, cottonwoods and box elders. The combination of food, water and cover is perfect for growing big whitetails.
Box elders, silver maples, sycamores, and green ashes seemed to love the extra water.
"A lot of them are box elders and buckthorn and scrub trees, nonnative trees," Monico said.