Acer negundo (Boxelder maple) - Plant
Acer negundo is a usually fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 10?25 meters (35?80 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter of 30?50 centimeters (12?20 in), rarely up to 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter. It often has several trunks. The shoots are green, often with a whitish to pink or violet waxy coating when young. Branches are smooth, somewhat brittle, and tend to retain a fresh green colour rather than forming a bark of dead, protective tissue. The bark on its trunks is pale gray or light brown, deeply cleft into broad ridges, and scaly.