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Red Maple

Rhode Island State Tree

Red maple leaves in full autumn glory; photo by Jen Johnson1 on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Tree of Rhode Island

Although the red maple was voted as the state tree by Rhode Island's school children in the 1890's, it was not officially recognized as the state tree until 1964. All State Trees

The red maple tree (acer rubrum) provides spectacular fall foliage - the leaves turn gold, purple, and scarlet (adding to the beauty of Rhode Island’s forests).