The Boxelder has trifoliate compound, lobed leaves. They are broadleaf and opposite arranged, they’re twigs are green with rounded with white woolly buds.It is a fast-growing and short-lived tree that can only live around 60 years, 100 if it is in the best conditions possible.
This tree was in the forest lining in the Olde Sawill Park with a lot of thick brush and trees. it was in a well lit and sunny condition with even ground.
Something that I didn’t realize was that the Boxelder tree is actually a type of Maple tree. The Boxelder tree is what is known as drought-resistant, in that it has the ability to retain water in case that it does not come into contact with water for an extended period of time.
This tree actually started me. For the longest time I associated a three leaved plant with poison ivy, and when I had actually grazed against it, so I started to panic and began to think just got poison ivy.