|Grid reference||ST 18121 78434|
|Common name||Field maple|
|Common name||Hedge maple|
|Origin||Europe and West Asia|
|Height||12M October 2020|
|Girth||171cm October 2020|
This tree is beside the footpath along the Fairoak Road boundary. It is more or less at the border of map sections U and V.
General tree description
Acer campestre is a medium sized tree, usually less than 18 metres in height with a densely twiggy, irregular shape. Its bark is pale brown, becoming darker and finely cracked with age. The leaves are small, up to 10cm wide, and very dark and shiny. They have five or three lobes with a small number of big rounded teeth. As the leaves emerge, flowers appear in yellow-green clusters, initially erect but drooping as they develop into bunches of wide-winged keys. The autumn foliage is yellow and red, as the leaves turn a rich yellow and the winged seeds turn crimson.