Boxelder
Acer negundo Maple Family
(c) Patrick J. Alexander
(c) Steve Hurst
(c) Patrick J. Alexander
(c) Patrick J. Alexander(c) Steve Hurst(c) Patrick J. Alexander

Growth Form: Tree

Flower Color: Yellow

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Star-shaped

Habitat Type: Different soils; full sun; tolerant of urban conditions; creates dense shade

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Wetlands (7), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9), Clark-Cooper Community Gardens (10)

Total Number of EMUs: 8

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced




Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston