Occasionally, this fungus will also appear as red balls on the bark of the maple tree. Paperbark maple is a relatively small deciduous tree that provides unique beauty to the landscape, thanks to its fall color (typical of maples) and its peeling copper-orange to reddish-brown bark (quite unusual for maples). It is native to northeastern America. It is tolerant of shade and will live in the under storey of mixed hardwood forests until there is an opening in the forest canopy. Leaf form: Opposite, simple 3 to 6 inches long, 3 to 5 lobed, some times wilted-looking, large stipules may - Thus, this tree adds ornamental interest year-round. Black maple, once considered a separate species (Acer nigrum), is now considered a subspecies of sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. Most leaves turn yellow-brown in the fall but some can be orange. Walking through a stand of black maple on a rainy fall day is quite a sight! Black Maple seed "keys". The black mold could be what's called sooty mold and is a secondary effect to having some sort of piercing-sucking insect such as aphids, whiteflies, scale, etc. It displays similar characteristics: dense, rounded crown; dark, furrowed bark; and brilliant fall color. on the tree. The Black maple extends along the deciduous forest region from Ottawa to Montreal Island. This Black Maple leaf has a lot of orange in it. Black Maple, Scientific Name: Acer nigrum. Scientific Name: nigrum: black Photographs: 45 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. The bark of the Black Maple is sometimes darker than that of the Sugar Maple but, as this photo of a lighter specimen shows, this is not a consistent feature. Maple trees have a very thin outer bark, which makes it more prone to this problem. Not much can be done to control this. This plant has some cultivated varieties. Jul 24, 2013 - Black maple (Acer nigrum) can be distinguished from sugar maple by its drooping leaves, a pubescent underside to the leaf and its striking yellow fall color. Leaves unfolding in May. Black Maple Acer nigrum Michx Habitat: The Black maple prefers moist sites such as flood plains and bottom lands. Note how plump they are. Range Map is at the bottom of the page; Trees and Shrubs Maples: A close-up of Black Maple trunk and bark. Not much can be done to control this. Flowers, in May. Leaf.

This tree is slow-growing and quite drought and heat tolerant. nigrum). Black Maple Habit: deciduous. When wet, its bark is almost black. The Black Maple is also know under the names: Black Sugar Maple, Hard Maple and Rock Maple. It is a commonly planted tree in this region.

These cankers can become slimy after rain or dew. Nectria cinnabarina canker – This maple tree disease can be identified by its pink and black cankers on the bark and typically affects parts of the trunk that were weak or dead. Photo by Brian Lacey.