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Vine Maple Description
The Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)
grows along the western coast of North America, from
British Colombia in Canada to California in the United
States of America. It grows in elevations under 1200
metres, along the banks of streams running through the
The Vine Maple grows to heights of about 12 metres,
with a canopy extending about 8 metres in diameter.
It is a deciduous
tree that grows very well throughout
5. The Vine Maple requires moist but well-drained soil,
and can grow in direct sunlight, or even a little bit
Uses of the Vine Maple
The sap of the Vine Maple can be used
as a sweetener for foods once the water is boiled out.
Baskets are made from the young shoots of the Vine
Maple as they are very bendable when young.
The wood from this tree is used to make items such
as wooden tool handles. It is not considered an important
tree for larger commercial uses.