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Acer

[′ā·sər or ′ä‚kər]
(botany)
A genus of broad-leaved, deciduous trees of the order Sapindales, commonly known as the maples; the sugar or rock maple (A. saccharum) is the most important commercial species.
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When the robin birds start to sing in your maple tree in the spring, that's the time to stick a tap in the tree and start harvesting maple water, drink it fresh from the tree. It's slightly sweet and extremely healthy for the body. High in magnesium. Your body needs magnesium more than calcium or potassium- it keeps your heart beating, your blood flowing. Without magnesium in your system, your heart stops and you die. If someone's having a heart attack, put cayenne pepper under their tongue, it's high in magnesium, just like maple. Eating the nut from the little "helicopter wing" keys from a maple tree is a great source of magnesium (although not too great tasting). Maple syrup is maple water that's been boiled-down, some claim it cleans kidneys and liver. Maple flowers are also edible. Inner bark tea used for colds, coughs, lung and kidney problems, gonorrhea, skin problems, blood purifier, diarrhea, duiretic, expectorant.
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The species dominating the sapling stratum, Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica, and Prunus alabamensis, have low fire resistance but are prolific sprouters following fires (Hare 1965, Walters and Yawney 1990, Boyer 1990).
Timing of establishment of red maple (Acer rubrum) in early oldfield succession.
Programs at the local schools could be undertaken to remove invasive species, including Fralgula alnus, Acer rubrum, and Lythrum salicaria, making inroads in the park.
The area varied in elevation from 200 to 230m and was dominated by mature sugar maple (Acer saccharum), with yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis), red maple (Acer rubrum), eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), and white spruce (Picea glauca) occurring at a lower density.
Keywords: Pinus taeda, Pinus echinata, Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica, community structure.
The area lies in the transition hardwood zone (Westveld 1956), made up of a mixture of northern hardwoods such as Fagus grandifolia, Acer saccharum, and Betula alleghaniensis with Tsuga canadensis, Acer rubrum, Pinus strobus, and more southern species such as Quercus rubra and Castanea dentata.
4.66 4.31 2.47 11.44 Myrica cerifera 5.33 3.18 0.07 8.58 Ilex vomitoria 4.00 2.05 1.75 7.80 Quercus alba 1.33 0.45 5.84 7.62 Crataegus marshallii 4.00 2.50 0.78 7.28 Carya texana 3.33 1.59 1.40 6.32 Quercus stellata 2.66 1.59 1.48 5.73 Smilax rotundifolia 2.66 1.13 < 0.01 3.79 Others 13.29 6.32 4.85 24.46 Totals 99.92 99.92 100.03 299.87 Other species in descending order of importance value (IV): Viburnum dentatum (3.20), Rhus copallina (2.89), Rhus glabra (2.59), Acer rubrum (2.59), Callicarpa americana (2.54), Lonicera japonica (2.47), Baccharis halimifolia (2.08), Vitis rontundifolia (2.01), Smilax lanceolata (1.78), Carpinus caroliniana (1.24) and Carya cordiformis (1.07).
Oak stands (3 and 4) are centers of abundance for Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica, Quercus prinus, and Q.
The range of beech (Fagus), blackgum, and red maple (Acer rubrum), includes nearly the entire eastern forest.
Elastic behavior of Acer rubrum and Abies balsamea wood
Peatlands in Indiana naturally trend toward development into lowland forests dominated by Acer rubrum (Swinehart & Parker 2000).
Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum, Acer macrophyllum and Acer negundo of the Family Aceraceae.