striped maple


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Related to striped maple: Acer pennsylvanicum, Acer pensylvanicum

striped maple

n.
An eastern North American deciduous tree (Acer pensylvanicum) having smooth bark striped with vertical white lines and roundish, three-lobed leaves. Also called moosewood.
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Noun1.striped maple - maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumnstriped maple - maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
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Researchers from Canada's Universite Laval and Universite de Sherbrooke visited sugar maple forests in Quebec province and found that new shoots of red maple, striped maple, American beech, and two fern species became rarer as earthworm populations increased, Science daily reported.
Trees range enormously in height from a 15ft Acer pensylvanicum, the so-called email: johnhumphries37@aol.com striped maple on account of the silver striations on the bark, to a 300ft Californian Redwood.
Some trees have emphatically bright-hued barks that stand out in the landscape: the white-lined, emerald-green bark of the striped maple; the striking metallic sheen of the yellow birch; the startlingly ivory, black-scribed trunk of the white birch, its wispy bark peeling back in thin ribbons to reveal creamier layers below.
Here's what to look for in Tennessee: Red maple, 439 pts.; Yellow buckeye, Gabes Mount Trail, 378 pts.; Eastern hemlock, 377 pts.; Red hickory, 327 pts.; Black cherry, 314 pts.; Carolina silverbell, 273 pts.; Frasier magnolia, 247 pts.; Allegheny serviceberry, 188 pts.; Pin cherry, 143 pts.; Striped maple, Trillium Gap Trail, 129 pts.; Devils-walking-stick, 101 pts.; Mountain laurel, 78 pts.
Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum), eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), and red maple (Acer rubrum) comprised a combined 74 and 56% of the browse dry weight consumed and available, respectively.
Species showing some tendency [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 6 OMITTED] to become more important as the gaps aged included mostly species able to grow rapidly in the light: black cherry (Prunus serotina), yellow-poplar, silverbell, red maple (Acer rubrum), striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum), and beech.
I've already seen the yellow birch-snag blackened by fire, and I've spotted the small striped maple scarred by a moose's antler.
Other prominent species include silver maple, (Acer saccarinum); big leaf or Oregon maple (Acer macrophyllum); striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum); mountain maple (Acer spicatum); and red maple (Acer rubrum).
Black-throated blue warblers, nesting close to the ground under a concealing umbrella of hobblebush or striped maple leaves, fare somewhat better, but still 40 percent of their nests were taken during one summer of heavy predation.