Acer circinatum Vine maple

Vine Maple
Acer circinatum

This Oregon native is common in forest understories west of the Cascades and in moist sites ranging from SW B.C. to N California from low to mid elavations. As a pioneer species, it moves into areas of forest recently disturbed by fire or logging. The leaves and bark provide valuable forage for deer and elk. This species will display beautiful shades of yellow and red in the autumn providing natural decorations for Thanksgiving time!