The favorite Norway maple of John in Summer 2015

Name(s)

> John

Tree species 

> Norway maple

Location

 > My back yard

Narrative

My favorite tree is the Norway maple (Acer platanoides) in my back yard. It has dark brown bark and green leaves. This tree stands tall in my backyard at 14 feet tall. Although this tree loses all its leaves in the winter it is still a good looking tree. This tree has been here ever since I moved to my neighborhood and it has always been my favorite tree. It was the only tree in my back yard that I could climb when I could actually lift myself up. It also is the focal point of my yard. Which is why not just me but my whole family likes it. The leaves are pretty cool on it too. The shape is interesting and they are always fun to jump in when fall comes around. This tree provides privacy for us and the house behind us as well. We would have no privacy without this tree. It also increases our property value.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 2669

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 58

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 206

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 61

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Norway maple of John in Summer 2015