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box elder:

see maplemaple,
common name for the genus Acer of the Aceraceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, found mainly in temperate regions and on tropical mountain slopes. Acer, the principal genus, includes the many maples and the box elder.
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box elder

box elder

30-60 ft (10-20m) tree with smooth green twigs and leaves that resemble poison ivy, but leaves are opposite each other, not alternating. Has maple-tree-type winged seed keys but thinner and longer than maple. Keys can be eaten. Sap boiled down for sugar. Very popular source of sugar. The inner bark can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted or dried and pounded into a powder with fiber sifted out. Tea made from inner bark can induce vomiting. Young leaves are edible and somewhat sweet, but have little nutrition.
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Alternatively, the nine species that breed in the area tended to prefer silver maple, ash species, and "white oaks" and avoid cottonwood, black willow, and box elder (Total column in Table 8).
Like box elder bugs and ladybird beetles, stink bugs also tend to invade homes in the winter, where they can become a nuisance.
After a 20-minute stalk--and a front row seat to a furious cockfight between two pheasants--I reached the box elder tree.
On the negative side, the wood is weak and prone to breakage in storms, it can self-seed to the point of being (almost) weedy, and is often host to box elder bugs and honeydew secreting aphids--not a tree under which to park your car.
A smallish and short-lived maple, the box elder produces copious clusters of winged seeds that last all winter, providing those pioneering flocks with a dependable food supply.
But if you try the box elder (Acer negundo, left), ericas or the pink flowered Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum), which need dry acid soils, you will likely have a flop on your hands.
When box elder bugs swarm in the fall, you may think they're taking over your house--maybe even the world
18) The transaction would result in no increase in the HHI in four of these markets: South Lake Tahoe, Hailey, Box Elder, and Park City.
fremontii) located under box elder (Acer negundo) were colonized by two to three times more cankerworms, and suffered two to three times greater defoliation than cottonwoods growing under mature cottonwoods, or cottonwoods growing in the open.
One cabinet specimen from Box Elder County, Utah, looks a lot like the recent specimens that came out of the Red Cloud mine.
Excavation of a Holocene subfossil fauna from Box Elder Creek, Apache, Caddo Co.
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