Find out more about the field maple tree below.
Scientific name: Acer campestre
What3Words location: front.fuels.share
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.