There are many varieties of maple trees. Silver and Red maple trees are two of the most common. Many prefer Maples for their color. Did you know they are also great trees to plant on the on the south and west sides of your house for energy conservation. During summer, their leaves block the sun and provide shade, yet during winter months the sun passes through the leafless canopy. They also the perfect size in that many maples are typically a medium to large sized tree.
Maple trees are very common in the United States. They grow mostly in the North Temperate Zone. Maple trees will vary in size by species, some reaching only fifteen to twenty feet, while other can grow to seventy feet or more in height. Maples are deciduous trees, and propagate by seeds, which have wings. The seeds fall, spinning toward the ground like a helicopter.
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