Native SpeciesRed maple

Acer rubrum
NOT FOUND by RedMapleB
2016-11-29
Fryeburg
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by NR & KB
Peer reviewed by WH & CD
Field Notes
We are happy because it is cold and snowing. We smelled rain. We heard cars and the trees swaying. I was very surprised that we did not find the red maple because they are very common in Maine. A problem we found was that the leaves fall off in the winter so we couldn't identify the leaves.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we did not find it because the red maple has a reddish shiny bark. However we found another tree and, that tree was grayish
Photo of my evidence.
We compared it to another tree because it was hard to find the red maple.The tree leaves that we found at the base of the tree had five lobes and the sides of the leaves were not jagged.
Photo of my evidence.
Red maple leaves are about 2-6 inches or 15 centimeters . However the leaves that we found were about 8 centimeters. It was hard to find though because the leaves were all brown.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Acer rubrum
Common name:
Red maple
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.022463 °
Longitude: 
W -70.964861 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Fryeburg
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Androscoggin

Comments

Right you are. The leaves you see are red oak. Keep in mind, it's the petioles(leaf stems) that are shiny red on a red maple. The bark of the trunk and branches is grayish.

You made some good observations. Like you mentioned it can be hard to identify deciduous trees this time of year because they have no leaves.