# Shade tree choices: Trident Maple

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Trident Maple

Leaves

Fall Color

Common name: Trident Maple

Botanical name: Acer buergeranum

Flowers: N/A

Fall color: Various

Soil moisture: Moist soil, well drained

Growth rate: Moderate/Fast

Minimum Planting Distances
from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad):
8 feet
from a building foundation:
15 feet
from walks and driveways:
6 feet
from an air conditioner:
6 feet
from a fence:
6 feet
from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable):
6 feet
from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line):
20 feet
from a swimming pool:
12 feet
from a septic system:
25 feet
between trees*:
18 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half.

Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet รท 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.

Trident Maple |
Leaves |
Fall Color |
Common name: Trident Maple Botanical name: Acer buergeranum Flowers: N/A Fall color: Various Soil moisture: Moist soil, well drained Growth rate: Moderate/Fast |

Minimum Planting Distances | |

from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): | 8 feet |

from a building foundation: | 15 feet |

from walks and driveways: | 6 feet |

from an air conditioner: | 6 feet |

from a fence: | 6 feet |

from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): | 6 feet |

from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): | 20 feet |

from a swimming pool: | 12 feet |

from a septic system: | 25 feet |

between trees*: | 18 feet |

* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet รท 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet. |