Find out more about the field maple tree below. 

Field maple

Filed maple tree in the Meadows

Scientific name: Acer campestre

Family: Sapindaceae

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Origin: native

Maximum height: 25 metres

Lives for: up to 350 years

Folklore surrounding the field maple includes hanging branches around doorways in parts of Europe, to prevent bats entering and passing maple branches over children to remove traces of witchcraft in medieval times. Field maples have very hard and dense timber and are used to make musical instruments including violins and harps.