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Field Maple Tree Gift
Field Maple tree gift
A tree with beautiful coloured leaves in autumn


 
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The Field Maple (Acer campestre) is a small to medium sized tree with leaves that produce rich, autumn colours. It is often planted in hedgerows.

Our Field Maple tree gift is the perfect present for someone musical as field maple is often used to make musical instruments. It's also a great gift for a 5th wedding anniversary as something wooden is the traditional gift choice to celebrate 5 years of marriage. Read more ...

What's in the box?

Your tree gift will be approx. 20 - 80cm tall. It comes packaged in a jute drawstring bag, with a gift card containing your personal message and a tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.

Add the recipient details, your personal message and choose your preferred gift card below.

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We can only send tree gifts to UK mainland addresses.

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Only £15.99


Product Code: FIELD-MAPLE-TREE-GIFT

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Description

The Field Maple (Acer campestre) is a small to medium sized tree with leaves that produce rich, autumn colours.


Characteristics

It has grey-brown bark with close-set ridges. Its leaves are small, dark green and slightly shiny with brown stalks.

In spring it has small, yellow-green flowers that hang in clusters. These flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and birds. The flowers develop into winged fruits / seeds, which are dispersed by wind.

As it matures and in the autumn, the leaves turn yellow, orange and golden brown.

Field Maples are suitable for most soil types, although it does prefer rich, well drained soils.

The Field Maple is widely planted in hedgerows making it a useful to wildlife.

Mature trees can grow to 20m and live for up to 350 years.


Uses

Field maple produces a hard timber, the hardest timber of all European maples. It is a creamy-brown colour with a silky shine. Traditional uses included wood-turning and making musical instruments, especially harps. The wood is often used as a veneer.


Mythology and symbolism

In the Alsace region of France / Germany it was believed that maple branches hung around a doorway could prevent bats from entering the building.


DISCLAMER : Any uses for trees or tree extracts. whether edible or medicinal, have not been tried or tested by EFORESTS.CO.UK so please take caution and seek proper advice before attempting any recipes or medicinal extracts from any of the trees listed on our site.


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