The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Moose wood, or Striped maple Abies striatum

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The Moose wood, or Striped maple (A. striatum), is a small tree with beautifully striped bark. It is often seen on the mountains which border the Hudson, but abounds most profusely in the north of the continent. Acer nigrum is the Black sugar tree of Genesee. A. Negundo,** the Ash-leaved maple, has handsome pinnated foliage of a light green hue; it forms a pleasing tree of medium size. These are our principal native species***. (** Negundo fraxinifolium.) (*** Mr. Douglas has discovered a very superb maple (A. macrophyllum), on the Columbia river, with very large leaves, and fine fragrant yellow blossoms.)