About Bigleaf Maple at OSU's Landscape Plants site
Native to the Pacific west coast from south Alaska to central California. Prolific in Oregon west of the Cascades.
Can reach over 100’ but usually is less.
Leaves are the largest of all maples: they are 5-lobed and can be over 15” wide.
Flowers are yellow and on a raceme; double seeds hang in clusters and have tiny bristles irritating to the skin.
Common in Portland. #295 was planted in commemoration of General Joseph Lane who came to Oregon on the Oregon Trail, was a territorial delegate to Congress, and became one of Oregon’s first U.S. senators.
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|This tree was located inside the Cemetery, northeast of the old chapel on the main east/west paved path. This maple was known as the General Joseph Lane Tree. It was plated in commemoration of General Joseph Lane who came to Oregon on the Oregon Trail, was a territorial delegate to Congress, and became one of Oregon's first U.S. senators.|