MAPLE TREES: Maple trees are large, deciduous trees that grow throughout the world. In the United States, they are more common in the northern states. Many people know maple trees for their spectacular fall color.
The Norway maple was first introduced to North America from Europe by botanist John Bartram in 1776. He established the tree by selling seeds and seedlings throughout the Northeast. Norway maple was planted by the thousands in the 1930's as a replacement for American elms killed by Dutch elm disease. The tree grows to 70 feet and can be 50 feet wide. Hardy in zones 4-9. It also makes a fantastic bonsai!